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Back to School with Project Run & Play

Cicero Jacket sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

The Cicero Jacket is one of 4 new patterns in the Project Run & Play shop, releasing just in time for the Back to School tour.  This is a very fun pattern, with lots of options to make the Cicero Jacket special.

I sewed a size 8 for my 8 year old.  It’s just about a perfect fit with a little room to grow through the school year.  He’s really excited to have a new jacket. This pattern can be made in sizes 12 month to 14 years for boys and girls.

We sewed the color block version, view A.  It has super fun diagonal lines on the front, and best of all, there are pockets incorporated into the lower diagonal seams.  

Another fun detail is that the back seams wrap around to the front slightly.  It’s unique, and a detail I just love!

David chose the fabric for this Cicero Jacket.  He first picked the striped french terry fabric for the accent.  This would be a great place to use special fabric.  A lace overlay in the center section would also be super fun…I may have promised Annie a version like that! And of course there is a basic version of the Cicero Jacket with a hood included in the pattern. I foresee lots of those in the future too!

The navy blue is sweat shirting fabric, and will keep him cozy all through fall.  He said his favorite part of this jacket is that it’s navy blue!

The collar, cuffs, hem band and pockets are grey french terry.  It’s stretch worked perfectly for these places, but in hindsight, I should have interfaced the collar because the metal zipper is a little heavy and pulls it down.

Oh, and that stripe matching on the diagonal across a zipper?  Only took me 3 tries… But it was worth it, right?

You can find the Cicero Jacket and all the new patterns in the Project Run & Play shop.  They are on sale!  And there is a giveaway for 5 patterns of your choice going on too…all you have to do is purchase ANY pattern from the shop during the Back to School event, and you’re entered to win!

Also, follow me on Instagram for another chance to win one pattern from the shop.  Or if you’re not on Instagram, you can comment below.  (Leave me a comment anyway!  We love to read them!)

New Pattern details:

L& J Hoodie
Aurora Raglan
Odeline Dress
Cicero Jacket

Designer details:

This week, 6 designers will share their awesome Back to School creations.

Tami of SewSophieLynn

Bethany of I Married Superman

Cassy of Pearberry Lane

Aimee of Puzzle Patterns

Teronia of Sew Haute Blog

Audrey of Skirt Fixation

Sale details:

All new patterns are 20% off through 8/18 at midnight EST.  No code necessary, patterns are already discounted in the shop.

Giveaway details:  

Win and sew a dream Back to School wardrobe…using any 5 patterns from the Project Run & Play shop! 

One lucky winner will be chosen at random from among the purchases of ANY pattern in the shop during the Back to School event. 

Published by skirtfixation

Audrey, a mom of 9, sews and blogs at Skirt Fixation, your home for everything skirt related! There's lots of other sewing goodness too...after all can't leave the boys out of sewing adventures! She also designs and sells pattern through Project Run & Play.

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