Friday, August 16, 2019

Back to School with Project Run and Play


Well, Back to School has been bittersweet this year. My 3rd grader decided she does care what she wears so, I had the fortune of helping her purge, while asking what did and didn’t work for her and why. Meanwhile, I’d decided to stitch up some things for the Back to School Blog Tour with Project Run and Play. P.S. they’ve released 4 new patterns including the Aurora Raglan and they’re on sale 20% off through 8/18 midnight EST. No code needed. 


The first pattern that I chose was the Aurora Raglan from Sofiona Designs because I knew she’d like that style and I could customize it for her. One of the reasons that she gave up some of her old tops were that they weren’t colorful enough. Well, I dug through my stash and found this funkadelic floral from Pretty Posh Prints. I laid out solid accents and she chose this cheerful blue. Aurora has enough options to make it worth getting even if you already have a raglan pattern or (or 4) like I do. Dress, tunic and top length, plus pockets make it easy to change up and you can add the shoulder ties for a feminine touch. You can find the Aurora Raglan in the Project Run and Play Pattern Shop here.



I was very impressed with my facing, thank you very much.



The second pattern that I chose was the Banana Boat Tee from Lil Luxe Collection. I absolutely adore Jessica’s design style and have been searching for a child’s boatneck top pattern for a few months. If you know me at all, you know I’m practically allergic to making “basic” pieces. I don’t mind classic or simple, but plain just ain’t my thang! I love that this “Tee” is simple, but with a few details that take it up a notch. Once again I had my budding fashionista weigh in and she chose this solid burgundy/garnet color from my stash. It ended up being super versatile and I’ve already styled it with several pieces from her existing wardrobe. How cute is that side ruching and those sleeve tabs? Want to stitch up your own? Get the pattern here





Here are all 4 new patterns listed in the shop for this week’s sale:

There’s also a giveaway running:
Win and sew a dream Back to School wardrobe...using any 5 patterns from the Project Run & Play shop!  One lucky winner will be chosen at random from among the purchases of ANY pattern in the shop during the Back to School event. Now through 8/18. 

I’m always google and searching for back to school inspiration every fall so, I hope you found this useful. Don’t forget to take advantage of the sale! 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Ring Around the Rosie Romper - PR&P Pattern Tour




Hey there! Today, I’m sharing my version of the super sweet Ring Around the Rosie Romper and Dress pattern by Puzzle Patterns. The pattern features a dress version, a romper version and you can even make stand alone bloomers. The pattern even goes up to size 10. Hello coordinating sibling sets! You can also choose between strap ruffles or plain straps. 



I stitched up the romper version for my spunky 15-month-old. I love how even simple fabric choices look adorable with this pattern. I used a premade trim instead of making my own ruffles because let’s face it, with a VERY curious toddler, who has time for those handmade details? I also chose to stitch the buttons INSIDE the back of the romper since all buttonholes are not created equal. 



I tend to dread things with elastic in the legs because stitching elastic while actually keeping it straight is not my strong suit. If you’re like me don’t be daunted because this sweet pattern has bias leg casings, yay! The whole thing went together pretty quickly since the bottom is one continuous piece. This is definitely a beginner friendly pattern; I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of assembly.  




By the way shooting an overactive toddler is not that much fun. She was definitely happiest when not trying to be coached by mama. 




The Ring Around the Rosie Pattern is one of the new patterns being added to the Project Run and Play Pattern Shop. Be sure to check out the other patterns that were stitch by some of your favorite seamstresses on the Project Run & Play Blog.

Project Run and Play shop blog tour



Don’t forget to check out the sale:

Use the code newpatterns20 for 20% off your entire purchase in the Project Run & Play shop!
If you buy 3 or more patterns, use the code newpatterns25 for 25% off your entire purchase


Pattern collections are already discounted and excluded from the sale.  Sale begins now 
and ends at midnight EST June 30.
If you’d like to win a copy of this pattern for yourself head over to my instagram for instructions. 

Back to School with Project Run and Play

Well, Back to School has been bittersweet this year. My 3rd grader decided she does care what she wears so, I had the fortune of helpi...