Summer is coming to an end and my kiddos are headed back to school next week. Making and buying new school clothes and supplies is one way we make it a little less painful. It’s hard to be sad when you’ve got a cute outfit on, lol! To help with your back to school sewing, Project Run and Play is introducing four new patterns to the shop and you can grab these patterns on sale for 20% off through Sunday, August 18th.
I sewed up the Odeline Blouse and Dress from Iris May Patterns. I loved all the options that come with the pattern and it was so fun brainstorming different ideas. A cute gathered sleeve dress in plaid flannel? I simple solid version with ALL the ruffles? A striped linen dress for the last bit of summer weather? One look at all the listing pictures really had my mind reeling. So.Many.Options!
We settled on a short sleeve blouse in this fantastic pineapple print crepe that I picked up in the LA Fabric District. We’ve got a couple more months of nice weather and I wanted something she could wear the first few days of school. She’s loving the pineapple trend and this colorway feels like something that will work well into fall. Short sleeves are so great for layering once the weather gets cooler too.
This pattern features both blouse and dress lengths. There are short, 3/4, and long sleeve options and you can pick a plain or puff sleeve. You can also choose to add a ruffle to the neckline, bodice, and chest. Mixing and matching all the options gives you so many different looks. I chose the neckline ruffle, plain short sleeve and blouse length.
This was one of my first patterns that does not include a seam allowance. I’ve got to admit- I was terrified I’d screw it up! I watched a couple of YouTube videos to refresh my memory and just went for it. I used the two pencils stuck together method and it worked out great- so quick and easy! I’m glad I won’t have to be so intimidated in the future.
I love how this turned out and I’m so glad I still have enough of this fabric left so we can be twinning. It’s such a versatile piece and will work so well for those hot first school days.
Want to win and sew a dream back to school wardrobe? Every purchase in the Project Run and Play shop during the Back to School event will be entered to win 5 patterns of your choice from the shop. Such a fun giveaway!
This little miss attitude is ready to head back to school in style! Head to the Project Run and Play shop to grab the newest patterns on sale!