Saturday, May 30, 2020

Project Watercolor Beach with Nikki: Bodhi Board Skirt and Ripley Swimmers



Hi, I'm Nikki from Bubby and Me Creations.  From a very young age, I’ve been sewing in one way or another.  After finishing school, I studied pattern drafting before securing a job at Lincraft and then moving onto Spotlight.  Overseas travel saw me working in a completely different direction in the corporate world…although I did buy a sewing machine while I was away!  When my eldest was a baby, I returned to sewing in a big way making sheets for him and friends.  Over the years, my business has made the transition from sheets to kid’s clothes to what my real passion is, PDF patterns and custom printed fabrics. I love the challenge of designing patterns; of making something that has a little bit of wow using easily explained techniques.  By adding custom fabric, it compliments my patterns and gives me a different creative outlet.


The Bodhi Board Skirt pattern is such a fun little skirt! It is designed for board shorts (peach skin) fabric, but of course you can use any woven fabric. The name Bodhi comes from a beach in Fingal Bay, Australia.


The Ripley Swimmers are a delightful swimwear pattern you're going to sew over and over. That darling ruffle on the straps and cross front just begs to be accentuated in so many ways.

Project Watercolor Beach is a collection of 10 patterns full of options and details, perfect for summer fun for both boys and girls.

These 10 patterns come in tops and bottoms, wovens and knits, layering pieces, separates, dresses, swimwear, and more!  The patterns have a wide selection of sizes available, from newborn through teen.  
We'll see you right here MONDAY for the pattern collection launch!!!
Friday, May 29, 2020

Project Watercolor Beach with Saskia: Abby's Marigold Pants


My name is Saskia and I am the designer behind The Wolf and the Tree. I was born in Germany where I learned how to sew using paper patterns - with newspaper and needle point tracing wheel on the kitchen floor - under the guidance of my mother.

I hand drafted my first clothing patterns when I was in High School. My course work in college using CAD software made the switch from hand drafting to precision digital drafting quite seamless. After my children were born I made them everything from sleep sacks to snow boots and winter coats.
My dearest sewing machine is an early 1970s Elna, gifted to me from my children’s honorary great-grandmother, and named in her memory - Peggy. I am a firm believer that everything beyond the old fashioned straight and zig zag stitches is beautiful but not a necessity. Don’t be discouraged if your machine lacks features that the modern machines have - you can create lasting beauty with anything, as long as you put care and love into the making of your garments.

We strive to provide ‘Patterns for your Family’. Our designs allow you to create straight forward wardrobe staples as well as more elaborate eye catchers, all of which you are sure to adore - because you made it and it is made to fit you.


Inspo: I wanted to make Abby's Marigold Pants to be palazzo reminiscent pants that are comfortable yet gorgeous to wear. The optional side ruffle is just like a petal of beautiful Marigolds - which are in season right now! The tie band lends a bit more of sailor-esque allure to these beach and plaza pants.

Project Watercolor Beach is a collection of 10 patterns full of options and details, perfect for summer fun for both boys and girls.

These 10 patterns come in tops and bottoms, wovens and knits, layering pieces, separates, dresses, swimwear, and more!  The patterns have a wide selection of sizes available, from newborn through teen.  

Come back tomorrow to meet the next designer and get a sneak peek of some more patterns!

And be sure to follow Project Run & Play on Instagram for a chance to win Project Watercolor Beach before you can buy it!!
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Project Watercolor Beach with Jenn: Viridian Swimsuit & Cobalt Boardshorts


Hi, I'm Jenn of Jennuine Design.  I'm an accountant by degree and I've taken my love of logic and precision and mashed it up with my creative side to grow into a designer.  Originally from Michigan, my husband and two daughters now call New Jersey home.


I designed the Viridian Swimsuit with my two daughters in mind. Hadley always wants a skirt on her swimsuits which I really like for the extra coverage.  Arden likes a good ruffle, but she's a tween now and it has to be a "mature" ruffle.  I love the sun coverage and ease of a one piece, but as my girls get older and I'm no longer helping them into or out of wet one pieces I definitely appreciate separates. The ironic part is that after their input Arden wanted a skirt and no ruffles and Hadley didn't want a skirt!


The Cobalt Boardshorts are my answer to beach or pool fun.  A simple silhouette, but loaded with options to take them from really basic to more advanced.  I made two lengths - above the knee Bermuda and mid-thigh Jamaica lengths.

We live about an hour from some amazing beaches along the Jersey Shore, but we haven't really taken advantage of them!  I took the girls to Sandy Hook the first Spring Break after we moved here and last year I took them to Jenkinson's Boardwalk.  Both times were early in the season so we didn't really "do" the shore.  Maybe now that they have a beach-ready wardrobe we'll make the effort to go! I hope you enjoy this amazing collection of patterns we have put together for you and can't wait to see what you make!

Project Watercolor Beach is a collection of 10 patterns full of options and details, perfect for summer fun for both boys and girls.

These 10 patterns come in tops and bottoms, wovens and knits, layering pieces, separates, dresses, swimwear, and more!  The patterns have a wide selection of sizes available, from newborn through teen.  

Come back tomorrow to meet the next designer and get a sneak peek of some more patterns!

And be sure to follow Project Run & Play on Instagram for a chance to win Project Watercolor Beach before you can buy it!!