So this is the second to last week of Project Run and Play and I’m still in the competition! Can you believe it? I feel so honored and privileged to have made it this far. Thank you guys so, so much for all your support – I couldn’t have done it without you.
For this week, we were told to come up with a Valentine’s inspired look. The idea for this dress popped into my head several weeks ago. I wanted to make something that could be worn for Valentine’s Day, but could also be carried through into spring/summer. As I’m sure a lot of you know, it’s such a bummer to work really hard on an outfit and only have it worn once. I thought the idea of “Love Bugs” (aka Lady Bugs) would shout Valentine’s Day, but would be neutral enough to wear on other days of the year.
I love a well-fitted, a-line jumper and this one fits the bill. The jumper is fully lined with coordinating pink and red fabric. There is baby ric-rac running in a curved shape up the front of the pink, inset panel and at each curve there is a little tiny lady bug button that is hand-sewn in place. The pink, inset panel is trimmed with a 1″ red ruffle on each side and the bottom of the dress is finished with a matching red ruffle as well. The dress buttons with two medium-sized, red buttons at each shoulder.
Finally, I wanted to add some accessories so I made a wide-brimmed, floppy style hat to coordinate with her dress. The hat has a matching red ruffle, black baby ric-rac and is finished with curly, korker ribbons in red, white and baby pink. My little lady is carrying her Valentine’s Day purse that has a variety of different trims. To finish the entire look, I layered the jumper with a pink and red polka dot knit shirt and paired it with a pink, ruffled ballet flat. There is no doubt that Miss Savannah is my “Little Love Bug”!
Here are a few more pictures from our Valentine’s photoshoot: