Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Mini Season 2 Week 3: Comfort Encapsulated

 Are you ready???  It's time for some C.O.M.F.O.R.T. don't you agree?

Before we show you the designer creations for this theme, we are delighted to tell you about what they'll be winning!  This week's sponsor is new to supporting Project Run & Play, so we encourage you to give them a warm welcome (and do thank them with your business!)  Surge Fabric Shop has some of the most beautiful fabrics for COMFORT sewing!  They will be rewarding this week's designers with $100 and $75 gift certificates.

Personally, I've got this fabric in my cart for my kids, and this one for myself!

Now let's see what Carin and Tami did with the Week 3 theme.

Colorblocked Comfort - Art Bella Creates

I am so glad to be here this week. It's been a rough past couple of weeks full of loss but here I am and sewing always has the ability to put me in a better mood. Creating helps me process things too. I am going to jump right in....
Here was my challenge:

Comfort Encapsulated - No one knows what 2021 will bring, so prepare to be comfortable no matter what happens! With the Project Lounge Library patterns as your paints, and fabric as your canvas, art will soon appear!

The very first thing that came to my mind for comfort was a jumper in soft terry fabric. Bella child loves a good jumper and would live in them if she cans. The patterns I picked was the Prose and poetry jogger pattern for the bottom and the Biography bomigan pattern for the top.

There were quite a bit of thinking and taking my time in assembling the jumpsuit but there were no major issues and both my daughter and myself is in love. I would love to have a version like this for myself. I already knew the fit of both the patterns which made things easier. I omitted the waistband of both the jacket and pants. I added pockets where the fabric meets between the bottom and top part and used mint green fabric for the inside of the pockets. I added elastic on the inside of the middle, bronze grommets and a mint green shoelace for the string around the middle. I added a zipper to the raglan shoulder seam with a folded over lining flap so the zipper's teeth doesn't bother her on the inside. the neck was finished with bias binding that was folded in and stitched around.

The color-blocking took some thinking so I cut and sewed part by part to make sure all my pink is on the one side and my mustard on the other.

The jacket is a flip on the Story top pattern. Another favorite from the library lounge pattern collection. I used an active knit I had ordered way too much from and quilted the bodice pieces together with fleece and diamond top stitching. The jacket is fully lined with a minty green knit on the inside. I split the story in the front and added a zipper. The hood is from the George hoodie and it worked out perfect. A mint green shoelace is threaded through the bottom so she can cinch it in the waist if she wants to.

I love it when an idea I have in my head turn out just like I imagined. My favorite parts are the pop of mint everywhere. She can easily hang out at the house or out shopping . Style and Comfort all in one.  Please head over to Art Bella Creates for more details and photos!

Easy Like Sunday Mornin' - SewSophieLynn

When Audrey asked me to step in for Gemia this week, I was full of emotions. My heart aches for the Carroll family and I wanted to be able to pay tribute to the incredible friend and seamstress that Gemia is. It really was a pleasure to sew alongside her in Season 15 and I'm in awe of her talent. That said, with just a weekend to sew, I was so grateful for the theme this week, Comfort Encapsulated. Through all my sewing adventures, comfort is always top priority, especially this last year. This theme was meant for us! First step, I headed to Raspberry Creek Fabrics: headquarters of ALL the comfy fabrics. The most important element in comfortable clothes is fabric and RCF carries all of my kids favorites. For these looks I used a combination of silky double brushed polyester, cozy waffle knit, plush sweatshirt fleece, and soft ribbed knit. With fabrics in hand, the Project Lounge Library patterns came to life so easy!

I created three looks- one for each of my three youngest kids. They have very different personalities and these pieces are just perfect for them. My youngest lives in casual, sporty clothes and won't wear anything even remotely itchy. His whole wardrobe is really Comfort Encapsulated. I used a denim look dbp for a pair of Joseph Joggers. I stuck with the pattern, only changing the waistband to use a wider elastic and adding extra top-stitching. For his top, I used the Theodor Raglan (also in the PRP shop) and added the hood from the George Hoodie. Those two patterns have become my go-to's for him and it was fun to combine them. He also got a Bookish Beanie in ribbing to complete his look. This outfit is the perfect little boy outfit and he may or may not be going on wearing it two days straight (don't judge!). Pretty sure I'm going to have to peel it off of him! My cute little tween is obsessed with all things rib knit and I knew I could make her dreams come true with a head to toe rib knit look. I used the Story Top and Nini Noni Pajama bottoms to create this dreamy lounge set. For the top, I created a mockneck (another current trend she can't get enough of) and cropped the length about 4 inches. For the bottoms, I added a yoga waistband to really up the comfort factor. I love that she can wear these pieces separately and she's already dying to wear the top with her favorite jeans.

My oldest daughter is my style idol. Any trend that I'm loving, I can guarantee she's already got it on her radar. She really wanted a sporty sweatsuit and it was so fun to plan this one out with her. I used the George Hoodie and Joseph Joggers to easily create this look. I color blocked the bodice pieces and cropped and added a drawstring hem. The joggers got a wide side stripe. I used a cuff ribbing on the pants and sleeve cuffs to tie the two pieces together. I'm seriously coveting this whole outfit and I'm looking forward to the day (coming all too soon!) when we can share wardrobes! For more details and tons more photos head over to SewSophieLynn. Thanks for your support of Project Run and Play and I hope you join in the sewalong fun!


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This is how the scores are being determined for Mini Season 2:

50% of the designers scores are determined by YOUR vote!

50% of the designers scores are determined by the other 4 designers!

Some reminders:

Grab the Nini Noni Nightwear Pattern ON SALE here in the shop!!!

Grab the FREE 18" Doll Nini Noni Nightwear pattern here.

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