This is the 3rd week of Project Run and Play and the theme they are going with this week is Era's. Being a dancer my whole life, I was and am always inspired by movies such as "Newsies" and "Swing Kids". I choose the time period of the 1920's and used this photo from "Newsies" as my inspiration:
Luckily my little man loved it just as much as she did! He was so proud wearing his Newsboy outift, he kept walking around saying "I like daddy's shirt!"
I did not decide on what I wanted to do until just last night. I was up in there air all week and I just decided to go with Newsies at the last second and boy am I glad I did. I could not be happier. Although, since I was not working with a pattern and designed the entire outfit myself I did meet some challenges that I wish I wouldve thought through in the beginning. Like for instance, I did not decide on the vest button until the seams were all sewed up neatly- oh how I love seam rippers. Another last minute change was the suspenders- once again my handy seam ripper helped me rip those pants seams out to put in the adorable suspenders :)