For this week’s theme I decided my son needed in on the fun, since he was left out of the Circle Skirt Remix, but with sportswear, Two Can Play. I created 5 pieces – polo shirt with woven collar, woven shorts, knit t-shirt with woven trim, woven skort with knit shorts underneath, and kerchief.
Using seersucker (one of my favorite fabrics) and knit allowed me to make comfortable clothes to play in while still focusing on textural details. The polo and shorts feature reverse applique diamonds, with stripes going in contrasting directions, a design detail I also used on the waistband and pockets of the shorts.
The t-shirt and skort feature more directional play with stripes, with the main skirt stripes vertical while the stripes of the faux wrap go up and around. Her outfit also features pleated trim on which I made sure to match up the stripes perfectly across the pleats. Finally, I made a kerchief to keep hair out of my little model’s eyes, and we set the two kids loose in the park to put these clothes through their paces.
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