Today we’re really excited to be joining the Project Run & Play new pattern tour. Project Run & Play just added 20 (TWENTY!) new patterns to their shop, so be sure to check them all out while they’re on sale.
We got to sew up two of these patterns, and they are both really good! Let’s start with the top. This is the Jacky V T-shirt pattern. Annie wasn’t sure if she preferred the style of a v-neck t-shirt, but she really wanted to try it out and see! We used modal knit fabric, so it’s super soft and drapey, how could anyone not like it?
It turns out she really likes it! And since we made this one for summer (with the option for short sleeves) she really wants me to sew another one with long sleeves. Perhaps also the color block option on the Jacky V T-shirt? We sewed Annie a size 9 width with a size 12 length.
This pattern is very versatile, and besides the options I’ve mentioned already, it can be sewn for boys and girls in sizes newborn to age 12. That pretty much includes most of my kids!
Okay, okay, onto that skirt! Isn’t it pretty? This is the Abby’s Ballerina Skirt pattern. This fun pattern has a gentle or dramatic scoop in the back. (We chose the gentle scoop due to the constraints of our “fabric”…more on that in a minute!) We chose to add tiers 1, 2 and 4, skipping tier 3 to allow more of that beautiful border to show through.
Here’s the side view. Abby’s Ballerina Skirt can be sewn in sizes 12 months to 14 years. We sewed a size 10 wide with a size 14 length. Still we could have added another tier for her height!
So that fabric…this is actually a repurposed shower curtain! There’s a couple reasons for this. 1: It’s pretty, and the border worked perfectly for the bottom tier. 2: When we sew for kids, we try to use up fabric from our stash, or upcycle pile. 3: The recommended fabric for this pattern is lightweight, drapey fabric and this was a better choice than anything else we had on hand!
Because we were using a woven fabric rather than a knit one, we did have to make the waistband wider and insert elastic into it instead of following the instructions exactly. And easy change, and worth it!
Overall, we’re delighted with these two patterns, and plan to sew more of them. Please head over to Project Run & Play to check out more versions of this skirt, there are SO MANY beautiful options!