Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Celina for Project Farmer's Market

Today we're highlighting the Up Beet Tee & Dress and the Turnip Up Trousers & Shorts and their designer, Celina of Petit a Petit + Family.

Hello! I’m Celina, the creator/ designer behind Petit a Petit and Family, and Ensemble Patterns.  I took my first sewing class when I was 12 and haven’t stopped creating since then.  I’ve had my own kids label which was made from only up-cycled materials, I’ve owned the coolest kids boutique here in Montreal but most recently besides designing clothes, you can find me creating social media content (photos, videos, tutorials, etc...) and teaching all things social media to big and small businesses alike. 

I had so much fun collaborating on this project, coming up with the theme and color scheme, as well as working on making our patterns work together and incorporating details that would flow from one style to the next.  I personally love creating designs that are stylish yet comfortable and I’m very keen on having special finishing touches or elements of surprise when it comes to construction.  I was excited to work on patterns that were suitable for both girls and boys.  For the UpBeet Tee & Dress, I matched a regular sleeve with a raglan one to give a fun design twist and so many options for color blocking.  I couldn’t help add a dress option too!  As for the Turnip Up Trousers & Shorts I went for style that was basic but on trend with a tapered pant/short with some fun details which makes it modern and cool. 

Our local farmer’s market is our favorite spot to hang out as a family. The colors and smells, the people watching and the amazing food are just a few things I love about the Atwater Market. If you are ever in Montreal, there are good chances you’ll bump into me and my kids on a Sunday morning there. 

Be sure to head over to Petit a Petit + Family to grab this darling color-blocked apron, perfect for cleaning and cooking the produce from Farmer's Market!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bernadette for Project Farmer's Market

Today we're highlighting the D'Anjou Dress and it's designer, Bernadette of Duchess and Hare.

Hello! I’m Bernadette, the creator/ designer behind Duchess and Hare.  I've been blogging and sewing for quite a while now, but I tend to keep behind the scenes where I'm most comfortable.  Now that I've started my own company, I figured it was time to peek from around the corner and say, "HI!"  

I'm a mom of 4, three of which are practically adults men at this point (Who am I kidding, one of them is actually registered to vote!) and the littlest is my model, whom you probably recognize.  I have loved the vintage look since I was a child and I can remember looking through old magazines that I found a garage sale for hours imagining what it was like to dress like the women I saw.  After 3 boys.  I was blessed with my beautiful daughter and through the years created many vintage inspired outfits for her.

I really love the theme of this project.  Farmer’s Market had my mind full of inspiration.  It was so much fun to bounce ideas off of the other ladies in this group and see what they were all doing and how it all pulled together.  My pattern, D’anjou, is great layering piece and perfect for spring.  If you leave off the flutters, it’s great under a cardigan or over a t shirt, but I do love flutters so I made my sample with them.  With lots of options and fun details, you can mix and match it with just about anything.

Be sure to head over to Duchess and Hare for the FREE video tutorial on this darling bow pattern!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Jess for Project Farmer's Market

Today we're highlighting the Banana Boat Tee and the Soleil Skirt and their designer, Jess of Lil Luxe Collection.

Hi I’m Jess, Designer/Owner of Lil Luxe collection. I’m an architectural designer turned pattern designer, work from home mom raising two little girls with my husband in the Chicagoland area. I design for the modern princess with a street style edge who’s always in fashion but down for roughing around outside with the kids on the block. We love everyday wear inspired by our sweet and sassy attitudes, the beautiful city scenes surrounding us and the social atmosphere we live in.  

It's been a whirl of a time and a wonderful experience working with some pretty AHmazing designers to put together this first collaborative collection for Project Run & Play. Hard to believe its already been 4 months since we first started the collaboration!!  I love how each designer has a different point of view/aesthetic, how well we all deliberated virtually in different time zones and of course the outcome of such a cohesive capsule collection. All of the patterns work so well together and look OH SO GOOD in the LookBook!!

For my pattern contribution, I wanted something easy breezy that my girls could wear together while walking through the markets or pair with other outfits. The Banana Boat Tee has a modest neckline with cinched sides that tie together at the side with a bow for a twist on an everyday tee. The Soleil Skirt has three length options, inseam pockets, optional straps, and bow, elastic back and a flat front with faux button placket for easy wear and easy sewing! 

Be sure to head over to Lil Luxe Collection to grab this fun and free DIY Tote and FREE Circuit Iron On, perfect for taking to the Farmer's Market!