Pantone Party 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021


Project Run and Play is hosting a party with a theme this month, and you know how I love a good party theme! Welcome to my stop on the Project Run and Play Pantone Party 2021 tour featuring fabrics from Fabricworm. In exchange for Project Run and Play patterns and Fabricworm fabric, I had the opportunity to create a look my daughter would love. The only constraint was that the color scheme had to revolve around the Pantone colors of 2021, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.

Illuminating is such a bright, sunny shade, so it easily set the tone of my look. First, I dusted off my dormant applique skills and had some fun with the FREE Book Bag pattern. The sunny arches are Squeeze Cones in yellow by Dana Willard appliqued on Essex Canvas in steel. I finished off the tote with a vinyl decal phrase that perfectly suits the sunny fabric as well as my daughter's disposition. The Book Bag Tote has so much scrap busting potential since it only require 1/2 yard of fabric. I can see making a bunch of these to use as gift bags with my neglected stash of quilting cottons.

Once we had the perfect beach/pool tote, I set out to make a swim cover up to complete the ensemble using the Ultramarine Coverup pattern. I love that this pattern works for woven as well as knit fabrics. 

I opted for the hooded coverup version with an elastic casing to cinch at the middle creating a bit of shaping. For my daughter's chest size, I had to add 3" in length for the perfect mid thigh look of a cover up, but a bit short for a dress. 

I love the Squeeze line by Dana Willard so much that I used another print here for the coverup. The Floral in Eggshell combined nicely with Birch Organic mod basic grey. I used the center panel of the hood, shoulder pieces, and elastic casing as contrast. By the way, I am dying to get my hands on some of the Squeeze lemon fabric!!

It's only the beginning of spring, and this daughter is ready for summer! Pool time here we come!

Project Run and Play wants you to join the party too!! Grab some yellow and/or gray fabric and sew along! Find the giveaway details over at Project Run and Play.

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