Today is our stop on the Project Run & Play Shop Grand Opening blog tour! It’s an exciting day to be able to share not only these Janie dresses with you, but the whole Project Run & Play Shop. This idea has been over a year in the making, and it’s so delightful to have a place to offer the amazing Project Run & Play design all in one spot!
The whole month of July is the grand opening celebration. There is a huge giveaway, sales each week, and every single pattern is being featured and sewn by a talented Project Run & Play designer.
This week, dresses are featured. They are for sale for 20% off in the shop. We got to sew up the Janie Dress and Peplum pattern. This darling knit dress has quite a few options, and we couldn’t help but sew up two different version.
The Janie Dress and Peplum can be made in 13 sizes from 6 months to 12 years. We sewed a size 12 months for Baby. The pattern is very thorough with photo illustrations and detailed instructions.
One thing we love about this pattern is that cute collar! It is perfectly drafted, and is super easy to attach. Plus it lays right exactly where it’s supposed to at all times, which is very important!
As you might know, knit neckbands are a particular point of interest to us when we sew patterns, and we are delighted to report that this one is absolutely perfect! It lays flat with no curling or buckling. Another sign of a superbly drafted pattern in our opinion!
The Janie Dress can have either a circle skirt or a gathered circle skirt. In the floral dress, we did the circle skirt option. But we added length simply by using the gathered circle skirt hem length. Quick, easy, and super effective to make this pattern last a little longer on a growing baby.
The fabric for this dress is Indigo and Aster knit jersey La Floraison. We also used it for Annie’s cardigan here. The collar fabric is some indigo denim-look knit fabric. I used it because it really accentuates Baby’s eye color!
The other Janie dress we sewed is mostly the same, but we used the gathered circle skirt option. This was also a very easy dress to sew. We used some rust bamboo knit leftover from sewing myself a peplum I sewed for myself. I guess I haven’t shared it here, except in my Me Made May round up post. You can see it on Instagram here.
The fabric is so lightweight and perfectly cool for summer because it’s bamboo and rayon mixed! I love wearing my peplum, and I just know this dress will help Baby keep cool in the summer heat.
These 2 Janie Dresses are just the beginning of a summer capsule wardrobe we’re sewing for Baby. So stay tuned for lots more baby goodness and tons of photos in the near future! And remember to head over to Project Run & Play for the grand opening tour! You can enter the giveaway below also. And get your Project Run & Play patterns here.