Monday, March 27, 2023

Season 27 Meet the Designers: Meka

 Hello everyone!!! My name is Meka and I live in the southernmost part of Louisiana! We arguably have THE BEST food lol! I have one kiddo who is also my little best friend! Her name is Elise and she will soon be 13 this April! I started sewing when Elise was a baby. I made simple things like adding cute fabric prints to burp cloths. My sister gifted me a $25 sewing machine and a sewing class! From there I’ve learned all the basics on how to read patterns, cut fabric properly, and sew curves! It took me a few years and lots of failed attempts before it finally clicked! I was introduced to the Facebook sewing world and learned so much from all of you aspiring and established sewists and designers! I’m in complete awe and filled with utmost gratitude by the feel of community and family! 

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Season 27 Meet the Designers: Dominique from Made For Motti


Made for Motti


I'm Dominique from Germany, 33 years old and the creative head behind "Made for Motti". My blog contains a colorful mix of sewing content, educational work and family everyday life. As a mother of three I am blogging about the joys and challenges of being a mom with a special focus on raising a child with Down Syndrome. Spreading awareness and facing the good sides of life is what I love to do.

I began to sew when my oldest child was half a year old and thereby stepped into my grandfather's shoes, who was a tailor. At some point I started to design my own patterns, resulting in a small pattern shop, you can find at (all patterns are in German).

By now I’m nearly doing the whole wardrobe for my kids and I like it simple and practical. I prefer natural materials and developed a passion for earth tones (unfortunately my daughter does not share the same taste).

I am really excited about participating in Season 27 of Project Run & Play and I hope I can not only show you pretty outfits but also the beauty of Down Syndrome!

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Season 27 Meet the Designers: Shalayne from Lowland Kids

Shalayne from Lowland Kids

 Hey there, I'm Shalayne! When I was pregnant with my oldest (now 8), I started making clothes using cheap fabric and borrowed machines to save some money. After co-founding a baby bib company with my sister, I realized that I loved creating a variety of unique pieces. That's when I started my own little shop sewing handmade clothes.

Designing patterns has always been a passion of mine. I put my heart and soul into making sure they meet three criteria: comfy, modern, and simple. There's nothing more rewarding than seeing your kids wear something you created, and I strive to make every piece feel special. After a short while of selling clothes, I put out my first pattern in December 2018 and was blown away by the positive response. From that moment on, I stopped selling clothes and focused on creating and selling patterns with my kiddos as my inspiration.

One of my biggest joys in being part of the sewing world is seeing others' creations and sharing a love for sewing. It's been an incredible journey so far, and I'm excited to see where my love for creating will take me next. Thanks for joining me on this adventure!