Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2019 Panel of Judges

Today you get to meet some very special ladies!  These 3 women have agreed to sit on the 2019 panel of judges.  This is an important position because they evaluate every week of every Season all year long.  Their sewing skill and expertise is legendary, and it's a true pleasure to have them helping Project Run & Play in this capacity this year!  (In fact we're so excited, we're having a flash sale...see below!)

Hayley comes to us from Welcome to the Mouse House.  She was a designer on Season 5 and Mini Season 1.  The Janie Dress and the Sydney Pinafore are her genius patterns, and can be found in the Project Run & Play shop!  It's a true honor to have Hayley make time in her busy life (follow along on Instagram!) for Project Run & Play.

Kelly comes to us from Handmade Boy.  She was a designer on Season 17 and is pretty much the uncontested boy sewing expert!  You can find her on Instagram here.  One thing Kelly makes perfectly clear is that boy sewing can be FUN.  It's so exciting to have her on the panel of judges for 2019.

Celina comes to us from Petit A Petit + Family.  She was a designer on Season 9 and proved that it pays to stay true to your own style every time!  The Tip Top Dress &  Tunic, Azur Reversible Swimsuit, and Loverall Dungarees patterns are all her designs and can be found in the Project Run & Play shop.  You can follow Celina's mega artistic account on Instagram.  It's incredible to have her make time in her busy life for Project Run & Play.

To celebrate these awesome judges, the Project Run & Play shop is having a flash sale on their patterns through the weekend.  No code needed.  Sale ends midnight Sunday January 27.

Come back tomorrow when the meet and greet with the Season 19 designers begins!
Friday, January 18, 2019

And the Season 19 designers are...

Today you get to meet the Season 19 Australia designers!

Aimee of Puzzle Patterns
Natasha of Ellie's Handmade
Brooke of Idle Sunshine
Gail of Floss Style
Tanya & Lauren of Tadah Patterns

They are truly representative of the vibrant Australian sewing community, and I can't WAIT to see what they create!  Leave them a welcoming comment...

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 


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!