Monday, April 17, 2017

Post Season Giveaway Winner

Thank you so very much for sharing your reasons for why you didn't sew along with the latest season of Project Run & Play.  We were concerned it was something we were doing wrong, but most everyone commented that it was just a really busy time for them.  We hope to see everyone back and sewing along next season!

The winner of the $25 gift certificate to Fabric Mart is Heather from Feathers Flights who commented that she wasn't able to sew along because she was in the middle of a move!  We love to see what she sews and hope she sews along next season.

That's all for now...stay tuned and we'll tell you what's next.  And as usual we are so excited to share it with you!
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Post Season Giveaway!!!

Today we've got a giveaway for you!  And it's super easy to enter. 

To win this $25 gift certificate from Fabric Mart, all you have to do is answer the question below in the comments section.

We noticed fewer people than usual sewed along this season, and we want to know why.  Leave us your feedback below:

Did you sew along during Season 13 of Project Run & Play?  Why or why not?

One random answer will be chosen and awarded the $25 gift certificate to Fabric Mart.  Thank you!
Monday, April 3, 2017

Season 13 Winners!

All the scores and votes have been counted and we have a winner for season 13...

PA Country Crafts is our 1st place winner!  She will receive:

12 month subscription ($390 value) to Stash Builder Box 
$100 fabric bundle from Riley Blake Designs
5 patterns ($80 value) from Oliver + S
8 patterns ($70 value) from Violette Field Threads
$50 gift certificate from Jo Totes
3 patterns ($30 value) from Petit a Petit & family

And we can hardly believe it, but we have a TIE for second place!!!  Although these creations were so fantastic, we're not surprised it was so hard for everyone to choose!  Our 2nd place winners are:

I Married Superman who will receive:

$75 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop
$75 fabric bundle from Riley Blake Designs
$50 gift certificate from Jo Totes
5 patterns ($45 value) from Violette Field Threads
All pattern releases in 2017 (est. $30) from Paisley Roots
$25 gift certificate from Hawthorne Threads
2 patterns ($20 value) from Petit a Petit & family

AND our OTHER 2nd place winner is Duchess & Hare and she will receive:

$75 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop
$75 fabric bundle from Riley Blake Designs
$50 gift certificate from Jo Totes
3 patterns ($30 value) form Violette Field Threads
$25 gift certificate from Hawthorne Threads
2 patterns ($20 value) from Call Ajaire
1 pattern ($10 value) from Petit a Petit & family

Congratulations to all 3 of you...we were so impressed with everything you sewed!

The winner of the Signature Style sew along is:

mamidesofiona on Instagram and she will receive:

$25 gift certificate to Cali Fabrics.

Stay tuned for what's coming up next...we can't wait to tell you about it.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

And the results are in...not yet.

Thank you all for your votes this season. We will be announcing all the winners and the sew along winner on Monday!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Time to Vote! Signature Style Week

It's week 4 and that means signature style week!!! Congrats to our final three but now it's time to vote for who comes in what place...scroll down to the bottom of the post to vote and don't forget to visit their blogs and let them know how well they've done!

PA Country Crafts--The Last Easter Dress

My mother-in-law sewed coordinating Easter dresses for her girls and I thought that was a neat tradition. When my first daughter was a year old I decided to try it, too. I NEVER thought that I would have FIVE daughters to sew dresses for each Easter! It has certainly given me a lot of practice and my sewing skills have come a long way! My daughters often give their input or draw pictures to design their own dresses and I do my best to make them happy. I don’t sew a lot of clothes for them, but they can count on one new dress each spring. So, clearly, Easter dresses are my "signature style.”

Instead of frantically sewing all five dresses in one week as I usually do, I decided to sew a dress for just my oldest daughter. She just turned 13 and I think that this will be the last dress that I make for her. I wanted to make it really special. I let her choose the fabric and she also requested a high-low hem. She LOVES ombre and aqua/teal and everything fabulous, so this dress suits her personality really well! The dress is made from ombre chiffon with a soft rayon lining. I used a lot of french seams and hand stitching because chiffon is a pain to work with! It has a crossover halter bodice which has a pleated chiffon overlay, so I pleated the skirt portion as well. I made a matching hair clip with some scraps that has a great ombre effect, too. Finally, I took scraps from each Easter dress I have made her and made a charm bracelet! I surprised her with it during the photo shoot so it is a really special keepsake. You can see more details and pictures of the first dress that I made on my blog.


Duchess & Hare--Into the Blue


I can't believe I'm here for the final week of Project Run and Play! Thank you, everyone for your support! Signature week has always been my favorite week and I am happy to share with you my signature look. My signature color is definitely blue and I love adding an unexpected pop of color to an otherwise monochromatic scheme. I love to embroider as well so I incorporated embroidery with my pop color on the bodice of my dress.


The bodice of my self drafted dress features hand embroidered dark rain clouds and rainbow colored rain drops and flowers. I chose a hand dyed indigo cotton as the base of my dress. I love the minor imperfections in the cloth. I feel like it gives the dress more character. I love to use fabric with imperfections and often it doesn't photograph well, but the pieces have so much character in person.


 My daughter loves the petticoat I drafted and sewed up to wear under this fairly sheer dress. I used batiste and didn't starch it so it stays subtle. The dress has a deep V back and side zip which reminds me so much of the 50s fashion that I love.   Head over to my blog to see more photos of my entry.

 I Married Superman - Peaches & Cream

Shucks guys. Never in a million years would I have believed that I'd be in the final round. I'm so flattered/nervous that I'm simultaneously wanting to hug you all and hide in a box. :) But alas, no time. So let's talk signature style! Truly my signature style is usually to sew wherever the wind takes me, although I tend to like to keep things simple and classic. I find inspiration all over the place, but primarily in the personalities of my kids. And tucked right in the middle of said kids, are my two precious middle girls, Madelyn and Sophia. We like to call them our middies, our little peaches and cream. I can't imagine that being squeezed in the middle of 6 little duckies could be easy, but these girls hold their own in the personality department. So this look is my little tribute to my Peaches and Cream. I love to sew for them. They appreciate all things girly. In the end, I combined my simple style with their fancy feminine tastes and came up with some classic, pretty dresses perfectly suited to my middle girls.



If you know me at all, you know that I avoid enclosures like the plague. If I can figure out a way not to use zippers, buttons, and what not, I will. That's why neither of these dresses have them. Instead, I sewed Madelyn's dress with a criss-cross back detail that attaches to the gathered bodice. The opening let's her head in easily. I made the dress a maxi dress (per Madelyn's request) and because I didn't want to detract from that pretty peachy/blush flower detail at the bottom, I kept the short sleeves simple and hemmed them and the neckline with homemade bias-tape. Sophia's dress has a wide enough opening at the neckline and flared ties in the back, thus rendering buttons and zippers useless. Hip hip hooray for that. I made big ruffly sleeves and attached it to a gathered scalloped skirt. It's so soft and feminine--perfect for my little sweet cream Sophia. Come over to my blog to see all the pictures, fabric, and pattern modification deets! Thanks for having me friends!
Monday, March 27, 2017

Week 3 Results and Week 4 Sew Along: Signature Style

We sure loved seeing all your sewing interpretations of the Boho Chic theme!  After some super difficult judging, we have a winner: 

Boho Chic by Ma Moose

She wins a $25 gift certificate to Cali Fabrics!

And now we can hardly believe we're to the last week of Project Run & Play...but you all know what that means...

Week 4 (March27):-- "Signature style"

    Design a look that best represents your own unique style, taste, and best showcases your skill set.

Friday, March 24, 2017

And the results are in....

It's Friday and that means it's time for the results....and because all of the projects were so amazing we had one of the closest results we have had in a long time!

So, let's get to it. Our winner this week is I Married Superman with her Country Boho look! Congratulations Bethany for all your efforts!

And sadly we are losing Pear Berry Lane (after a super close call!!). Thank you so much Cassy for being here and for sharing your talents with the world. Your looks have inspired us all to sew and sew and sew!

We will see you back here on Monday with our 4th and final week and the sew-along winner....happy weekend!