Another Week is up, can you believe it? I have been sitting on the edge of my seat with excitement to see what the ladies have worked up for us today! If you need a reminder of the challenge click HERE
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In no particular order here are this weeks stunning creations
#1 First Love
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When I first saw the flower head piece I decided I wanted to go unpredictable!  I wanted to challenge myself by relating the flower headpiece to a boy.  How do flowers and boys relate?  How about your “First Love” coming to the door and presenting a simple bouquet of flowers, picked from the neighbor’s yard. 
The vest is upcycled from a thick long sleeve shirt.  The button up shirt and pants were upcycled from adult sizes to fit my 10 year old model.  The “piece de resistance” is the bow tie.  It is made from a simple, soft cotton print that compliments the outfit.  No girl could resist this boy’s overture, especially if he reminds her to “wear a flower in her hair.”

#2 The Charleston
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When I saw the inspiration piece my mind instantly went to the Shabby Apple’s Fitzgerald Dress.  I have been swooning over it for months now and I knew this was going to be my project for this week.  I was going to use white tulle and trim it with satin ribbon on the bottom of each tier but when I saw this fabric in the store I just fell in love.  I wanted to take some close ups of the details on the dress but my daughter insisted on sleeping in it!  I changed the neckline because I thought a v-neck was a little too mature for a toddler and I lined the armholes and bottom of the yoke in black biased tape.  Not sure if you can see in the pics it also has a tiny little black bow.  I absolutely love it!  I hope you like it too!  I am calling it The Charleston Dress because I always mistakenly call the Fitzgerald Dress the Charleston Dress so since it wasn’t taken, I’m claiming it!

#3 Victorian Bustle Coat
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My flower clip was a simple white flower with a bit of bling in the middle.  It inspired me to create something classy and elegant with a fun twist that made it extra glamorous.  I created this faux wool bustle coat using doubled-up fleece and my own pattern!

#4 Flower Jacket
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My hair accessory is a collection tiny little flowers, and I was inspired by the white and blue ones next to each other at the bottom of the photo. Like the small flower pins, I chose to keep my flower influence small and simple, a subtle detail rather than a huge focal point.
I chose to create outerwear because if she’s wearing a flower in her hair, she needs a nice coat to get to and from the fancy events, leaving the snow parka at home.
So my piece is a little blue coat, featuring baby white flower buttons on the curved neckline, and waist tabs.  To add a little femininity, the coat is fully lined in bubblegum pink, and the sleeves are slightly gathered at the wrists.  The top flower button is actually a snap, but all the rest of the closures are velcro, making it easy for little people to get the coat on and off themselves. 
If I had one more picture I would show you my favorite detail–her name embroidered in the lining of the coat. 
Overall, a simple, unique little flower coat.
#5 Funny Valentine
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This week I took inspiration from my flowered hair piece directly.  I thought the color combination was classic, and was thrilled with the texture and the dots on the feathers.  The My Funny Valentine ensemble will take this little sweetheart from the walk in the park to a lunch on the terrace.  A multi-colored polka dotted black corduroy, and a black on black micro floral print come together to make the perfect little coat!  The white linen top has layered pleats on the bodice, a removable flowered pin, and just the right amount of ruffles to peek out of the top and bottom of the coat.  Completing the look, are precious and comfortable jersey knit capri leggings with a ruffled detail up the leg for texture and flair.  Not to be out done, I felt it absolutely neccessary to create an inspired version of the hairpiece to top off the outfit.
#6 Green Ruffles
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The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the beautiful inspiration flower was a stem or leaves.  As I was working on this, a bit of a song kept going through my head – “richly ruffled out of green” and I think that really describes this little number.  The ruffles are made from strips cut from a soft jersey, ruffled, and then sewn on in rows.  These remind me of the ruffled leaves of a flower – sort of like a carnation.  The bodice is a grass green linen with lines of pale yellow stitching at random widths to represent a stem.  To pull in the cute rhinestone detail from the inspiration piece, the buttons are sparkly little numbers, which is also picked up in the styling on her sparkly silver shoes.
#7 Garden Party
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This week’s outfit is a fun little number: the Garden Party Skirt and the Party Faux-Cardi. When given my inspiration photo for the week a few things caught my eye aside from the adorable little hair-bows! I loved the color combo, the scalloped edges, as well as the organic/raw look of the wire and fencing in the photograph. So with an old white sheet, fabric paint, tulle, and elastic the Garden Party Skirt was born. And the Party Faux-Cardi? Well I’m pretty sure Emma Pillsbury would tell you that every skirt needs a perfectly matched cardigan. Not to mention that the jersey  gave me a chance to leave a few unfinished edges to capture that organic/raw idea I was so inspired by in the original photos. Confession: I don’t know what a garden party actually is…but this outfit needs one. 

#8 Sugar and Spice
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Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice…
That’s what little girls are made of!

When I saw my inspiration piece for this round this design immediately popped into my mind. I love the rounds and rounds of layers. And all in perfect pink! Petal ties up top make this dress extra sweet. The ruffled flower ties it all together with a piece of fabric from each layer. 

Every little girl is made of sweet things & this dress brings out their very best:)