I’m so excited to be a part of Project Run & Play’s Pantone Party 2022! This is my first year participating. I’m only one of the many talented bloggers who are participating so make sure to stop by the Project Run and Play blog to see their representations of Pantone’s 2022 color of the year, Very Peri!
I’ve always loved sewing for my babies more than anything….even more so when I get to make coordinating looks for them together. They have a 7 year age gap, so their ideas of what’s fun or what’s cute don’t often mesh well, but they both helped me pick out these adorable fabrics from Art Gallery! I’d never gotten into the Pantone Color of the Year before, so I had to do a little reading up on it. After a little research, I decided I wanted to keep with the “spritely, joyous attitude” that Very Peri represents. It is described as “encompassing the qualities of the blues…[and] possessing a violet-red undertone” and so I mixed it up with some blues, with a little pop of bold pink for color palette. I had a couple options put together with different themes: nautical, floral, and this ice cream print. They chose ice cream…I think they were secretly hoping for an ice cream themed photoshoot 😉
For my eldest, they are more into lounge wear….literally hoodies and joggers are worn more often than not! I used the George Hoodie from Bobbins and Buttons with I Scream, You Scream District knit fabric as the focal print. I was a little bummed with myself for choosing Striped Apart Sky and Spotted Bubbles in Strawberry for the coordinates when I saw them in person. The main print is a bright white background and the two coords are more of an ivory/cream color. BUT, the more I worked with them, they grew on me, and I didn’t mind them so much.
To pair with their hoodie, I made the Jingle Joggers from Suco by Susana with the colorblock/side stripe option. I used the Denim Blue Knit solid with the Striped Apart Sky for the side panel (which was also in the hood liner, but I forgot to get a pic lol). They absolutely love these so much and I’m excited to have found another jogger pattern that they like.
For my littlest, I made him the Lemon Tee from Suco by Susana in the color block version. It was a nice way to add a pop of the Striped Apart Sky with the Ice Cream print. For the sleeves, I actually used the long sleeve pattern piece so I could have the color blocking portions, but instead of adding the longest piece of the sleeve, I just added the short sleeve cuff. It turned out cute, as well.
Perhaps my most proud piece of them all were the jeans I made in the Infused Hydrangea Denim! I used the Small Fry Skinny Jeans from Titchy Threads, which I actually planned to make back when in Season 25 of Project Run & Play, but I wasn’t in the brain space to commit to them lol. Turns out, it wasn’t so bad. I did get almost to the end before I realized that the jean zipper I was using was too wide and the pull was too large for such a small pair of jeans. The fly wouldn’t stay closed because of it, so I had to seam rip the entire fly apart, including the topstitching, and the zipper, and then start again, using the half fly instructions. It was a nice save, but I was sweating the whole time, y’all! This was my first time working with adjustable elastic in the waistband and sewing flat felled seams. The fabric was truly a joy to work with, and there were no holes left from my seam ripping! It also feels very nice, lightweight but strong, and I absolutely love the fit of my love’s new jeans!
I forgot to grab more pics of the details of the jeans while little was wearing them, so I grabbed a few inside after the fact.
What I love the most about this project is that my kids were so involved in the process and equally love their new outfits. Art Gallery knits are really soft and comfortable on their skin, and I’m sure these will be worn often. The good thing about living in Northern California is that all clothes are year-round wear, so I don’t have to worry about these being outgrown soon haha! A special thanks to Art Gallery Fabrics for sponsoring the fabrics we received, and also to Suco by Susana and Buttons and Bobbins for the sponsored patterns!
In case you were wondering, they did get their ice cream. I had envisioned going by an ice cream shop for these photos, but logistically couldn’t pull it off. They still enjoyed themselves anyway and were so surprised when daddy came outside with the cones. I hope you loved my representation of Very Peri! Check out all the others here!