Last winter I was in love with dots pattern, but this winter I am crazy about plaid. I have added several new plaid scarves to my closet. One of the scarves I love is an over-sized scarf with hoodie and button, giving me an option to wear it as a poncho. I wear this often because it can be worn over anything, and quite useful here where warm jackets are not needed most of the time.
I love the the poncho style so much, I wanted to give the same one for Momo.
I picked up this plaid fabric from Jo-Ann. I wanted to have white color to have that winter-feeling, and was very happy to have find this one. I knew Momo would never wear this as a scarf, so it only needed to be a poncho. I thought about making it a lined poncho, but in the end decided not to, because I liked how the fabric felt and did not want to line it. I just made a mini-version of my scarf, a rectangle scarf with hoodie in the middle. Basically, it is just like a hooded bath towel for kids.
I did not make Momo's poncho in oversize, I just did not think she would like that.
So the season 8 of Project Run and Play has started. The first week's theme is Winter Wonderland. Winter Wonderland...I think of snow when I hear "winter wonderland." But as I said earlier, winter is usually mild here in southern Texas... We would get some freezing days, but no snow. Many winter days you can walk around in short sleeves. And the tree leaves change the colors in the winter rather than in fall. We love it though...collecting leaves in a park is one of Momo's favorite activities and we get to do that long after the fall is over. So that is our "winter wonderland."
For the skirt, I got this camel color costume suede from Jo-Ann remnant bin. It came in little more than half yard, and that was all I needed. I used salvage to salvage to make a simple gathering skirt, and added the flower made with the same fabric. Though the fabric did not fray, I burned the edge of the flower pieces, so that the color would darken and the flower would be defined better. This skirt is based on the design and tutorial I saw here:Corduroy Skirt for Little Girl -Tea Rose Home
Momo is always checking what I wear, and is very happy to wear something similar in style, color etc with me. I am hoping we can do more Mommy-and-Me look this year, while she enjoys it.
Linking up to those fun parties.