Monday, March 31, 2014

Scandinavian style

It's week 2 of Project Run and Play. This week's assignment is to design an outfit inspired by your favorite vacation spot. Choosing my favorite spot (or area, actually) is easy. I love Scandinavia. The beautiful, rugged nature. The brightly colored houses, the soft light, the sing-songing language. And the design of course. 
Inspired by the color palette of Scandinavia, I made a color-blocked t-shirt for my daughter.  
The striped fabric is an upcycled shirt, the yellow is a nice high-quality knit (used in a very different color combination before), and the puffin fabric was a gift from Sinterklaas. It's a bit too busy to be used for large areas, but perfect for a fun pocket.
I hope this shirt will become a favorite this summer!
 By the way, the light balls are cotton balls, named Happy Lights. You can buy them in many different colors. They've brightened up our home all winter long.


  1. You're obviously right down my alley: I didn't have the time to sew something this week, but if I had, I would have done a Sweden inspired look!!! And what? There's a puffin fabric? Do you know where Sinterklaas got it from? This is pure amazing. I love puffins and I would so love to have some fabric with them! Great job on the color-blocked tee! And I love your daughter's tooth spaces!

    1. Hi Annika, that should have come as no surprise, with our common love for Astrid Lindgren ;-). Sinterklaas, aka my cousin, lives in Bayern, so that might make things easier for you. I'll ask her where she bought it.
      And indeed, my daughter lacks all the teeth that her little brother just got. Together they make a nice pair!!

  2. Loving the penguin pocket! Totally awesome! A very fun project.

  3. Great shirt--love the colors:)

  4. Super fun way to use a busy fabric...this shirt is great!

  5. That is darling! The colors are excellent.

  6. I love this shirt, great color & fabric choices. What a perfect match for the inspiration!

  7. very cute, all the fabrics work so well together!! I love this weeks Project Run and Play theme! I linked up a beachy outfit!

  8. Love all your choices here! I color-blocked stripes to this week. I'd love to see you join us this week at the Inspire Us Thursdays! link party.