Friday, September 25, 2020

Project Run & Play Tween Scene: Digital Designs and Wrap Up

We hope you've enjoyed our Tween Scene week!  Today we're finishing up with Lindsay from PA Country Crafts.  Not only does she have super inspiring RTW knock off looks for you, but she takes us down memory lane with some more looks from past Project Run & Play Season girl tween and teen looks.  And if that wasn't enough, she's got some FREE tween themed digital designs just for you!

All week we have been getting great information on sewing for and with tweens and teens. A lot of sewists are intimidated by this unique age group, but it can be a fun kind of different! Tweens and teens definitely have strong preferences and personalities! You have to figure out what that child will be most comfortable wearing. Sometimes they want to stand out and sometimes they want to fit in.

For those looking to blend in with the crowd, RTW inspiration is where it’s at! When I was looking for ideas for this series, I saw a cute, pink babydoll top from American Eagle and realized I already had the perfect, rayon spandex fabric. Also, the Project Run and Play pattern shop had the perfect pattern to hack to make this work! The Rita Dress and Nightgown was very similar- I just had to crop the length of the skirt! I looked at the finished measurements and made a size 14 for my adult sized 16yo. It is drafted for a looser fit, but the inspiration was more fitted. This is definitely another way to get longer use out of your patterns. She wore it to school today and sent me a text letting me know that she got lots of compliments and people couldn’t believe that her mom made her shirt! I think that is pretty much the epitome of success in sewing for teens!

I found a few other items I have made with PRP patterns that looked awfully close to expensive brand clothing! For Project Watercolor Beach I sewed a tie dye Chromium Cropped hoodie using french terry from Cali Fabrics. It is pretty close to a version from American Eagle.

From Project Street Style, this Easy Street Tee is nearly identical to a RTW shirt from Lulus!

Of course, with this being Project Run and Play, we also have lots of style that is made to stand out!

In Season 10 Imagine Gnats created a super cool outfit for her tween.

Phat Quarters Queen of the Nile look from Season 17 was stunning!

Harry Potter is a hit with all ages! Sew & Tell Project crushed it with her look in Season 12!

Finally, to finish off this week of inspiration, I created a set of digital files with tweens in mind. They are meant to be positive and encouraging for these somewhat challenging years. I don’t have a cutting machine, so instead we created our own stickers. 

You can get the free digital files and tutorial on my blog today!

Thanks for following along for Project Run and Play Tween Scene! If you missed any posts this week, be sure to go back and read them for more tween sewing inspiration!

Fabric Choices

Patterns and Inspiration for Girls

Patterns and Inspiration for Boys

Sewing WITH Tweens

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