Project Run & Play has a lot of readers. I have been following it myself now for almost two years.
Sculptured belts and waist details
Victorian and Rural themes for men
Fur collared overcoats
Galaxy themed prints
Soft muted, dusky pastels
With all these ideas swimming around in my head a mini collection started to gel. I have been sketching and coming up with lots of ideas.
I am going to be using some very grown up fabrics for my designs . As much as I love quilting cottons for baby sewing, there won’t be any in these garments….I haven’t been that thrilled with the hand of them for more detailed garments. Too bulky and stiff in general. Below are a few of the fabrics I will be using:
Silk boucle suiting
Yes, silk charmeuse can be a pain to sew with, but the results can be so pretty!
Since my fabrics are a little pricey I will be sewing up muslins first.
This will be an experiment in Kiddie Couture!
Another aspect I am excited about with Poject Run and Play is that commercial patterns are not allowed. I am going to get started on doing some basic blocks for my girls.
What are basic blocks? They are like foundation patterns that you make, then you trace and redraw them to make new styles. This method of pattern manipulation is known as the flat pattern method.
If you are intersted in learning flat pattern making for children I highly recommend this book below.
I am a little intimidated about the sewing for boys week. I have recruited a friend’s very adorable son to model for me. I have some fun ideas on what I am going to make for him, assuming I get that far in the competition.
Even if I am eliminated I will probably still sew along and add my projects to the Flickr pool as I already have my projects designed in my head and can’t wait to get them sewn up!