Thursday, June 18, 2020

Project Run & Play Watercolor Beach Collection

I’ve been blown away by the amazing makes and photos for the release of the Project Watercolor Beach Collection from Project Run and Play. Someone even sewed every single piece! How incredible is that?! Now, it’s my turn to share what I made. 

My first and only boy turned 6 months old and has yet to receive anything mama made besides a pair of socks. Cute socks, by the way! But, I decided that it was high time I put some effort into his handmade wardrobe. The first order of business was a pair of the Cobalt Boardshorts from Sew Jennuine Designs. I love that Jen’s patterns start in baby sizes and go up to size 12. It evwn has the option of adding swimmers inside which i will totally do next time. I originally ordered some boardshort fabric from, ( affiliate link) but since we’re over an hour from the nearest beach and times are uncertain I decided to go beach casual in case he outgrows them before we make it there. 

I used some linen that I got from Joann’s fabric to create a pair of shorts that he can wear any time. The pattern features Jamaican  and Bermuda length. There’s also options to do a faux, half or no fly, add front pockets and a draw string waist or buttonhole elastic. These are made in the Jamaican length, but i sized up the pattern as a whole to get some longevity out of it. My version also has a faux fly and pockets. I lined the pockets with a fun colorful stripe material also from Joann’s. 

Now that the bottoms are squared away I turned my attention to the top. I was so excited about trying the Lemon Tee from Suco by Susana that I failed to notice the pattern starts at 12m. Not one to be thwarted, I shrunk the pattern down to about 91% and shortened the length. My attempt was fairly successful, but next time i’ll measure my neck opening before adding the neckband. I loved these watercolor jellyfish from (affiliate link) and paired them with this solid blue. The pattern goes from sizes 12 months to 14 and has options for diagonal, body and sleeve color-blocking. You can also add sleeve bands for shorts sleeves and do solid or color-blocked long sleeves. 

Ok, so originally I was going to use the diagonal front option for my tee and add the Salt Life cut file available from this collection, but my jellies weren’t gellin’ with that idea and I realized that my son is actively teething so I went a different route. This cute little bandana bib pattern is free from Sweet Red Poppy. I used the same solid blue and back it with some white terry (aka a towel) for absorption. 

All and all i’m super pleased with how it turned out. Even though it was next to impossible to find a “beachy” spot in town. Every single sandpit was closed so we had to make our own in the yard and the toddler insisted that she needed to thoroughly check it out. 

If you haven’t already check out the rest of the stylish and fun makes from the Project Watercolor Beach Collection on Project Run and Play blog.

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Project Run & Play Watercolor Beach Collection

I’ve been blown away by the amazing makes and photos for the release of the  Project Watercolor Beach Collection  from Project Run and ...