Wednesday, January 16, 2019

And the first location is...

Today we're very excited to reveal that the first stop on the world tour is 

Australia!!!



Did you guess this location?  It's going to be a grand tour in the land down under!  It's summer there, so prepare yourself to be inspired to sew for the upcoming seasons if you're in the northern hemisphere!  And aren't the Season 19 themes perfect for this location?

Now who immediately pops into your mind?  Who do you think will be one of the designers?  Be sure to come back Friday to meet them!

Which fabric, notion and pattern companies do you know that are located in Australia or New Zealand?  Some of the very best companies from those countries will be helping to reward our Australian designers.  We'll reveal the entire list of sponsors to you in a few weeks...

Now as you might have guessed, Project Run & Play is not based in Australia.  So therefore an on-the-ground helper is required for some of the leg work.  Thankfully, several former designers on Project Run & Play have been located in Australia or New Zealand, and one in particular has been extremely helpful to me!


The very big hearted Ari of Max California has been tirelessly working on the ground to help bring about the very best Australian Season imaginable!  Ari is so kind and talented, it's really a privilege to have her help with Season 19.


Hopefully, Ari is still finding time to sew because her sewing is so inspiring for everyone!  Remember during Mini Season 1 when she sewed up this fantastic look?  And made us all envious of how cool her kids are?  Read all about it here.

Go follow Ari on Instagram for her latest sewing adventures.  You'll be so inspired!
Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 Panel of Advisors

Today you get to meet a special group of ladies.  These ladies agreed to help me out by serving on the panel of advisors for 2019.  Each of these ladies SHONE on their Season and brings a special, unique viewpoint to the Panel of Advisors.  

They are helping me shape the future of Project Run & Play, reigning me in when I get too carried away with an idea, offering suggestions, helping judge the sew along, and more!  Without them I'd be overwhelmed.  So please give a very warm welcome to these ladies:


Tami of SewSophieLynn from Seasons 12 and 15.  Besides sewing up the most inspirational sewing creations for her kids, like her I'm an Autumn look, her handmade wardrobe is truly enviable!  Follow her on Instagram for all the sewing goodness you can imagine. 


Candice of Candice Ayala from Season 16.  Her incredible Circus inspired creation is still the talk of the sewing community!  You can follow her on Instagram for lots of sewing and up cycling, including her daughter's sewing journey.


Sabra of Sew A Straight Line from Season 16.  Remember the time she made shoes (SHOES!!!) for her Sew Your Stash look?  You can follow her on Instagram for tons of sewing and cute kids.


Annika of Naeh Connection from Season 11.  Do you remember the bunny in the pocket on her Signature Style look?  Follow her on Instagram here for behind the scenes German sewing life.


Teronia of Sew Haute Blog from Season 14.  Her Persnickety Plaid look was so amazing I hear she's been taking orders...do you think she'd make it in my size?  Follow her on Instagram here for the cutest little girl models and boutique sewing inspiration.

Ari of Max California from Season 6 & Mini Season 1.  I can't decide if I loved her outfits or her photo shoot more from her Mini Season Ko Ko Bop look.  Follow her on Instagram here to keep up with the coolest kids ever.

Sherri of Mami de Sofiona from Season 14.  She's the lady who made us want to eat her children with her Starbursts and Nerds look!  Follow her on Instagram here for her new pattern company and some of the most beautiful sewing on the web.

These amazing ladies have chosen the themes for Season 19, and they are so inspirational, which ones are you planning to sew?

Please leave a comment below welcoming the Panel of Advisors.  Tell them what look they designed and sewed for Project Run & Play that inspired you!
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Season 19 Themes

And now...one of our favorite posts: the themes for Season 19!!!



Week 1: 

Patriotic Parade
What makes your location special?  Food, landmarks, flora and fauna, geography and more!  You’re going to proudly exhibit those things in every aspect of your creation this week.  


Week 2:

Surf and Sand
Every child loves this environment!  This week you’re going to capture the sounds of the waves, the feeling of sand between your toes, the taste of the salty spray in your Surf and Sand look.


Week 3: 

Botanical Beauty
The botanical trend has swept the runways and the fashion world, and for very good reason!  Dig down to your roots, grow at the pace of foliage, cultivate old skills, plant new ideas, all to show us your green thumb for this week’s sewing achievement. 


Week 4:
Signature Style
Design a look that best represents your own unique style, taste, and best showcases your skill set.





Alright, get busy planning!  If you'd like to use the Project Run & Play weekly planning sheet to sew along just click on it below, and it's yours!




Here are three more FREE Project Run & Play printables to help you out:
Free Children's Sewing Project Record Sheet Printable


Leave a comment, which of these themes are you most excited to sew?