Today’s there’s an exciting announcement over at Project Run & Play that involves me. Yep, you heard me right, ME! When I discovered Project Run & Play I found the sewing community and felt like I’d found my people. Other women who loved to sew, and were maybe even obsessed with sewing? It was my dream come true! So to be a part of the Project Run & Play team is a great honor for me. I thought I would celebrate by rounding up all the things I’ve sewn for a Project Run & Play event. Be sure to check out Michelle’s post as it’s a pretty exciting day for her too.
It’s very interesting to me to see how Project Run & Play has also made me up my sewing game. It’s like the first time I went to a potluck as a newly married bride. I took green bean hot dish. You know the kind with french fried onions on top? As I set my offering on the table, among the beautifully prepared and meticulously presented food art, I realized the point of a potluck for a woman was not only to feed others, but to connect with other cooks via the food they had prepared. Let me just say I never took green bean hot dish to a potluck again! And Project Run & Play has helped me sew and present my best. I also love thinking about all the other seamstresses as I sew for PR&P just as when I cook for a potluck I think about all the other cooks simultaneously preparing food. Click on each photo to be taken to the original post if you wish.
January 2014: Week 1 – Theme: Winter Wonderland – I don’t remember where I first heard of PR&P, but when I linked up for the first time it was magical! Finally someone other than my family read and commented on my post! I’d been discovered and more importantly I discovered my people!
January 2014 – Week 2 – Theme: Take Me To The Movies – I sewed a look inspired by The Sound Of Music.
January 2014 – Week 3 – Theme: Refashion Challenge – I refashioned a leather skirt into this fur and leather jacket.
January 2014 – Week 4 – Theme: Signature Style – All of my daughters got involved and we made this outfit.
March 2014 – Week 1 – Theme: Spring Break – One of my sons made his debut on the blog with my debut into boy sewing!
March 2014 – Week 2 – Theme: Put Me In The Zoo – I was hooked on boy sewing and made 2 zoo animal inspired outfits.
March 2014 – Week 3 – Theme: Design Your Own Fabric – This outfit Annie wore and wore and wore and wore! Allegra hand stenciled the skirt.
March 2014 – Week 4 – Theme: Signature Style – I seemed to be as hooked on sewing jackets as I was on Project Run and Play. Annie STILL wears this one!
September 2014 – Week 1 – Theme: 80s Cartoons – So many first for this challenge, my first button up shirt and bow tie. My first “real” sewing for a boy!
September 2014 – Week 2 – Theme: Hand Me Downs – I made this dress from an old skirt of mine.
September 2014 – Week 3 – Theme: Denim – I made this black denim jacket for Aria. She loved it and wore it over and over. Now it’s waiting to be passed down to Annie.
For 2015 the format changed to all sew along! Yippee for us!
January 2015: Bubble Hem – I went all out and sewed 3 different pieces for this challenge. And had the best photoshoot ever!
February 2015: Mademoiselle Tee – I was on fire and made 2 entries, pajama shirts for my boys and a refashioned vest plus outfit for Annie.
March 2015: Knot Dress Pattern – I used the knot dress pattern to make Annie and her doll matching outfits!
April 2015: Reversible Sling Bag pattern – I made the bag, and an nautical themed outfit for Annie too.
May 2015: Summer Chevrons Shirt pattern – I ultimately ended up using only the sleeves from the given pattern, but did a LOT of sewing for this entry!
June 2015: DIY Frozen Elsa – Annie pretty much got the outfit of her dreams! The hat didn’t last long, but that skirt gets lots of wear!
August 2015: Handwork – Allegra embroidered these magnificent specimens. They didn’t end up on clothing as originally planned, but spectacular nonetheless!
September 2015: Back to School – The canvas jacket I made. This jacket made the trip to Quilt Market and back, and now Annie wears in daily!
November/December 2015: Fabric Manipulation – I ended my PR&P entries for the year on a high note. No question there!
Besides the sewing challenges for Project Run & Play we’ve also participated in Skirting The Issue in July, and donated many, many skirts to girls in need. We look forward to our new future with Project Run & Play…it’s going to be wonderful!