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!
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Season 27 Meet the Designers: Emily from Team Orosco

Project Run and Play Season 27 Designers

Hey friends, my name is Emily Orosco! I am so happy to be a part of this incredible opportunity! I love sewing, photography, blogging, and hiking. I live in Dallas, but my family and I are from the PNW. My husband and I have 4 amazing kids. Sofia (8), Lucia (6), Millie (4), and Banksy (1.5). I began sewing when I left my career to stay home with the kids in 2018. It was a challenging time as my middle girl was having seizures frequently, and I was having a really hard time adjusting to being a SAHM. I felt like I went from being really good at something, to experiencing constant failure. I really needed something to be my own, something to challenge me! I bought a machine at Costco, taught myself everything on YouTube and never looked back! Sewing has provided fulfillment and balance in my life. The best part is the sewing community, I found that so many other women came to sewing in a such similar ways! I got into pattern testing, strike sewing, and social media management over the last few years and the opportunities and friendships are what keeps me going!

I sew mostly for my kids- while they still let me! Knit patterns are my go-to, but I enjoy sewing an occasional woven pattern too! I’m looking forward to pushing myself outside of my comfort zone, to create unique and fun pieces for this season! 

You can find me on IG as @team_orosco.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Season 27 Designers

 Today we are so excited to introduce the Season 27 designers!!!

Emily from Team Orosco

Shalayne from Lowland Kids

Dominique from Made for Motti

Meka from Meka_Lew

Janelle from janellesews

Uma from so she sews

We are so very excited to be absolutely stacked with talent this season! It is going to be a very tough competition but we can't wait to see what everyone creates!