This season I am honoured to be a part of Project Run and Plays first stop on their round the world tour, along with a group of talented and lovely designers from Down Under. I had a lot of fun putting my outfit together for the first challenge "Patriotic Parade" where I got to portray the city I call home - Melbourne.
Melbourne is city known for cafes and laneways, artists and artistic expression. I took all that into consideration when designing this look for my own aspiring Artiste. I found this amazing fabric a few weeks back and it had Lottie's name all over it. Luckily it was also perfect for this challenge! The neutrality of the grey background along with the pop of color in the imaginative print was perfectly paired with Melbourne's grungy and colourful laneways.
For the pinafore I combined the bib of the Flying Fox dungarees with the skirt of the Merry Go Round. For the top underneath I took the bodice of the Merry Go Round and lengthened it 7.5 cm (3") and attached the ruffle sleeve. I kept the look effortless and chic - an homage to Melbourne's signature style.
To check out the rest of the designers in this challenge and to cast your vote head over to the Project Run and Play blog. There's also a sew a long with a bunch of fantastic prizes, so why don't you join us for the fun? You can find the link up HERE.
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