Did you hear the good news?
Project Run and Play is back again and another season is about to begin! I believe it’s the 15th season and I’m super excited!
I’ve drooled over the amazing makes from past competitors. Jessica from Skirt Fixation is taking over from liZ and Elizabeth of Simple Simon and Company. She’s put a link party on the site for those who want to compete in this round of competition that’s going to happen in March. One person will be chosen by a panel of past competitors.
Soo…I got the crazy idea to try my hand at entering the competition.
Introducing my entry for Season 15 Project Run and Play…
My Little Gentleman
L has grown up so much since starting Kindergarten. He’s learning his numbers and letters, has started to read, and has matured so much. As a mom, there’s something so beautiful (and yet so sad!) of seeing your baby grow up.
My brother is getting married in the beginning of May and I’ve made it my personal goal to make an outfit for all four of our boys for the wedding. L’s outfit is the first one. I’ll probably make neckties for all of the boys too, but for now I’m calling it done.
L’s pants started out with a pair of my brother’s pants that I repurposed. I used the Dax Trousers by Gracious Threads. This was a fun and rewarding sew. Jessica is great at walking you through the steps and the welt pockets and working zipper fly went together easily with her great instructions. I added a fun pop of colour with some navy cotton fabric for the waistband and pocket linings. I love the extra pop of colour that you wouldn’t find in store-bought pants. I added an adjustable waistband since my 5 year old still likes to pull his pants on without bothering with the button and zipper.
Next, I sewed the Basic Blazer by Blank Slate Patterns. This is the second blazer that I’ve sewn with this pattern and I love how versatile Melly’s patterns are. I changed up the pockets for a different look from the welt pockets. I actually used the pocket pattern pieces included with the blazer and curved the bottoms to get the pocket shape. L measured in the size 4 range, but I added 3.5 inches to the pattern pieces to get the right length for his tall, slender frame. I repurposed a men’s shirt for the jacket lining. Actually… the only fabric that I purchased for this outfit was the navy twill for the blazer.
Well… here’s to hoping for another great season of Project Run and Play! Even if I don’t get chosen to compete, I look forward to following along (and maybe even sewing along!).