Is there any way to say how excited I am to share this Signature Look with you?! Probably not! To be able to still be in this competition is such a privilege, and one I do not take lightly. To all my dear supporters who have helped me make it this far, THANK YOU!!
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As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I have a passion for designing clothing for my boy. But quite honestly, I had planned on making outfits for both Tobias and Anja this week. But then, as I began more specifically designing my look, and thinking about what I especially love to make, I realized that I was most excited about Tobias' pieces. I love to design for Anja, too, but there is something about making garments for Tobias in a world dominated by so many girls' options, that I love. So, I came to the conclusion that the challenge of making stylish clothing for my boy is a big part of my signature, hence, the ensemble exclusively for Tobias.
Classic stylings are a big part of my signature, and this peacoat defines that. This is something that you could see in vintage photos from years gone by, and yet, with closer inspection, you can see modern elements, too. No faux, here...everything is functional, from the front welt pockets, to the back belt, and the wrist cuff adjusters.
I especially love this personal touch to the coat. Tobias loves elephants, so I wanted to add this special detail to his coat. I drew, and then cut out the stencil from the one I bought for the white sheet challenge bolero jacket. It then became part of the tag for the coat.
I rarely complete an outfit without a hat (5 out of 6 outfits for PR&P have had hats!), so this little newsboy cap was a must to make. I think my favourite part is that the plaid lining creates a design. I just love those hidden subtle details that makes a garment one-of-a-kind.
Since the options are a little slim when it comes to outfitting an ensemble for a boy, I like to add these classic accessories to complete a look. And what boy doesn't look adorable in suspenders & a bowtie?
The classic sport coat...a little preppy addition to this ensemble. Because I wanted it to be more tailored than a blazer, I pieced the body, as well as the sleeves. Fits like a glove!
The trousers are made from stretch denim, so I made the design a little more like jeans. The five point pockets are typical of jeans, as well as the back pocket detail.
The shirt is where my signature colour pop comes in. The yellow accented with blue gingham is something that is very typical of what I design. And all the hidden details: contrasting button placket, cuffs, and collar: just my style.
This is how I felt when I finished the final stitch on this outfit!
Thank you all once again for following along this Project Run & Play journey with me and all the other designers. I am so grateful to have been a part of this. The experience of stretching myself as a designer through this competition is something I will always cherish. But for now, my machines and I will enjoy a little break...and some sleep! :)
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