Project Run & Play Sew Along–Week 6

Thursday, February 14, 2013

We have finally arrived at the final week of this season of Project Run & Play. I always have mixed feelings about the end. It is nice to break away from the scheduled sewing, photographing, and posted, but I will also miss that push to stay creative and productive. This week is all about our personal style. As for my personal style, I love pretty prints and coming up with unique fabric combinations. My favorite mediums are knits and quilting cottons. I love finding looks to recreate using patterns I have. I think I hit all of those notes with this week’s outfit.


I’ve had this magazine cutout pinned up for a couple years now. I really love the style of this Mini-Boden denim jacket with its pleats and rows of topstitching.


To pull it off, I started with McCall’s M5697 pattern view A. I rounded out the collar, lengthened the sleeves, and switched out the gathers for pleats. I went with the cropped jacket to let the shirt peak out the bottom and break up the denim.


The topstitching at the collar and sleeves is such a simple way to add interest and texture. I love those pretty topstitches all in a row!


It probably wouldn’t be my signature style without a little Sis Boom fabric. This is from Jennifer Paganelli’s Happy Land line. I was contacted by Popolok Designs to test out their Cece Top pattern. I think the peplum bottom gives this such a sweet look. The vintage dotted bias tape made the perfect accent at the hemline.


This is the third invisible zipper in my sewing history, and this one only required a brief use of the seam ripper. I’ll give a full pattern review next week for this top.


I dug out my pattern from my very first sew along with Project Run & Play for the pants. These are short leggings with little circle skirts at the cuffs. I love how the circle bottoms compliment the peplum top. Thankfully, I had enough of the vintage trim to finish off the hem here too.


My tricks these days for getting any cooperation with photos is pretend play, lip gloss, and maybe the occasional self inflicted wound. It seems Mommy getting a boo boo is rather hysterical.




It’s a wrap! I hope you’ve enjoyed this season of PR&P as much as I have. Season 7 of PR&P promises to be equally delightful since they are bringing back some of the All Stars. Stay tuned! And….

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Linking up at Train to Crazy.


  1. Cute outfit!!! Love all the details! And the stitching on the collar is so perfect...well done!

  2. You did a fabulous job!
    BTW: I love the newspaper backdrop:)

  3. This whole thing is so well pulled together, from the even stitching, to the ruffle around the pant cuff and top, to the matching bias tape. I love the fabric for that top. The newspaper backdrop and happy little girl are lovely. The whole thing is really fun. I dig your style Momma! way to go,
    with love

  4. Beautiful outfit you have here! Looks like you and I were in a similar flow this week with a cropped denim layering piece. Very cool. I am really liking the dark denim you used. This is cute from top to bottom! Great job!

  5. So cute! I always want to recreate clothing out of Mini Boden too.

  6. that denim jacket is fabulous!!! not to mention impeccably sewn!

  7. The denim jacket looks great. I love the shape and the topstitching. :) I tested the same pattern from Poplock Design. :)

  8. Ooooohh, that jacket!!! Love the pleats, collar, and top-stitching. WONDERFUL! *And thanks for the details on how you recreated the mini-Boden look...

  9. Gorgeous top stitching, obviously you have mastered sewing in straight lines, which I am pretty hopeless at so I will keep this in the memory bank for future reference when I can see straight ;)

  10. Really well done and I am very impressed with your invisible zipper!

  11. Beautiful! I'm not normally too into ruffled pant hems, but your mini circle skirt versions are so cute! I love everything about this outfit. I'm totally stealing the mommy hurt herself trick on our next photo shoot!

  12. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who fakes injuries to get my child to smile at the camera. Once I got an egg out and pretended like I was going to smash it on my head, the smiles I got were priceless! I love your outfit, it is so well constructed. The decorative top stitching is perfect!

  13. This outfit is perfect! All of the details are lovely - the topstitching is flawless! And I love the colors in the top. They compliment the denim so well. Great job!

  14. great outfit - the top stitching on the collar sets it apart and makes it feel polished! Awesome work on the photo shoot too!

  15. This was such a fun blog to read and I enjoyed the pictures of your absolutely adorable child. The outfit is perfection from the awesome top-stitching on the cute cropped jacket to the red dot trimmed circle flounces on the pant legs. The blouse is really beautiful with the close silhouette and the gorgeous floral fabric. You have a classy and very fun signature style!

  16. How did I miss this one?!? All I can say is that last week was one crazy week. This is such a great outfit/look! But I think the jacket is my favorite and would love one in my size please. Great job!

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