Friday, December 3, 2021

Project Happy Holidays: Ajaire from Call Ajaire

Today is our final reveal! Meet Ajaire and see the two patterns she contributed to our Project Happy Holidays Collection.

I'm Ajaire from Call Ajaire/DbCA and I'm excited to share with you the two patterns I've contributed to the newest collection! When we originally discussed having a "holiday" theme, I wanted to design a tailored coat for special occasions. With the cottage-core trend so popular right now I thought having a second, more casual option for an oversized, drapey cardigan was the way to go. And so the Cedar Coat and Cardi was born. This pattern has two fully-lined coat views and two drapey cardigan views, but all of them share the dramatic effect of a wide shawl collar designed for using a Luxe Cuddle© minky or faux fur.

Sized 12 months to 16 years, this pattern is great for all kids aged toddler to teen. I can't wait to share the amazing looks my testers have made using the Cedar pattern. Trust me, you'll want to stock up on the softest faux furs and Cuddle© minky to be ready for the release next week. Here's a sneak peek...

The Prancer Pull-On Jeans is a jeans pattern with all of the bells and whistles of a regular hard pants jeans, but without the zipper/waistband closure and added stretch for comfort. The views offer a skinny leg and a straight stovepipe leg to go with a pull-on curved waistband, sizing from newborn to 16 years. The topstitching details and minimal stretch fabric requirements make these more than a jegging, but your kids will love the comfort and style of these stretch jeans.

Now that you have seen all of the line drawings, which pattern do you think you will sew first? These patterns will be in the shop Monday, December 6.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Project Happy Holidays: Elizabeth from August Sewing

Today's intro and line drawings sneak peek comes from Elizabeth from August Sewing.

Hey, it's me, Elizabeth Taylor-Olding of August Sewing. I live in Minnesota, but I'm originally from the Golden State of California. Regardless of my location, I'm surrounded by cuteness at all times.

I have three children, two boys who are out of the house already and a tween daughter, Lark. I refer to our family as the Olding Creative Team. The roles are determined by skill set. Me, well, I'm mostly making and organizing, and buying stuff. My husband, Robert is President in charge of taking pretty pictures. Lark is the idea girl, who likes to try new styles and has the face of an angel. The team is rounded out by our Fu, the occasionally disgruntled, but mostly willing supervisor, and Georgette, heart of gold, team player, excellent bowl cleaner.

I love to create new things.  Project Happy Holidays is amazing, and I hope you try out these patterns.  I contributed two patterns to the collection.  

The Yawn Sleep/Tee is an oversized raglan that can be made as a sleep shirt, or a t-shirt.  It has a kangaroo pocket for keeping all your favorite things cozy.  

Blip is a fitted raglan turtleneck with three variations on the neckline.  It's super easy to put together and is perfect to pair with many of the bottom patterns in the collection.   

Come back tomorrow to see the last reveal from our collection! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Project Happy Holidays: Susana from Suco by Susana

 Today we are excited to introduce Susana from Suco by Susana! 

Hi, I'm Susana from Suco by Susana. I'm an HR expert turned sewing pattern designer, and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and two children. I absolutely love being part of these collaborations with Project Run and Play, and this time I designed two patterns for the collection.

When we think of holidays here in Portugal, the bigger are all during winter and early spring (so always in cold weather). There's our freedom day, Carnaval, Easter and Christmas. And right now it's all about Christmas everywhere around us. With this in mind I designed the Cinnamon cardigan and the Jingle joggers.

The Cinnamon cardigan is a layering piece, a staple to wear over long sleeve tees, dresses and shirts. It's an oversized design, with slightly droped shoulder seams and plenty of room around the body. It features a front and neck placket with buttons, and can have sleeve cuffs and a waistband to pull it closer to the body when closed. It's a unisex pattern, comes in sizes 12 months to 14 years old, and it's seriously a super fast sew.

The other pattern that I designed is the Jingle joggers, a unisex knit pants and shorts pattern with lots of options to choose from. It comes in sizes 12 months to 12 years old and includes different pockets, a side stripe, cuffed or hemmed legs and two shorts lengths. You can sew it in french terry or sweatshirt fabric for a sporty look or in ponte or stretch faux suede for a more dressed up look. Both these patterns work beautifully paired with the other patterns in the collection, and I hope you like them as much as I do.