Monday, July 9, 2018

The Sydney Pinafore // Project Run and Play Shop Grand Opening

Hello! I am so excited to be part of the grand opening tour for the new Project Run and Play shop! If you haven't already heard, Project Run and Play just opened a shop where you will be able to purchase the designs from past PR&P looks. The grand opening event takes place all month long with a different theme each week! This week's theme is dresses!

The shop is one of a kind as you will be able to find patterns created by previous Project Run and Play designers during their season! No other patterns will be sold here. It is an awesome opportunity for those designers!

The shop is opening with 17 different patterns from previous Project Run and Play designs. There are many more patterns that will continue to be added to the shop as well!

Today, I have the honor of showing you the Sydney Pinafore by Haley of Mouse House Creations. This design was first seen in Mini Season 1 of Project Run & Play. You can find it here in the Project Run and Play shop.

The Sydney Pinafore is a classic pinafore style dress with a bib front, straps that criss cross in the back, and a flat front skirt. The pattern also comes with an option for shorts or bubble shorts. It is a perfect style for a little girl to run around in and it can take you through all the seasons as it's perfect for layering!

The fabric recommendations for the Sydney Pinafore are chambray, fine wale corduroy, cotton wovens, linen, and any stable woven fabric. I have some corduroy in my stash that would make the perfect fall pinafore for my sister. However, since we are now in the summer season, I wanted to use something a little lighter.

I thrifted this shirt dress a couple years ago, and I've only worn it once even though I love the fabric and the design. It was too short for me, but I was inspired to turn it into something new!

I cut the bib front and straps from the dress bodice and I cut the skirt off at the waistband to use as the pinafore skirt. There were already pockets in the shirt dress, so I was able to use those instead of sewing new ones! I love the addition of the button front on the Sydney Pinafore too without having to make buttonholes! (I may be a lazy sewist, sometimes!)

The Sydney Pinafore was a quick and easy sew! If you are a beginner, it would be a perfect project as well and Haley's instructions are clear and easy to follow with lots of pictures. 

I love the criss cross straps and elastic back! You may remember the pinafore dress I made a few months ago for the PR&P sewalong. My sister informed me that "I don't like wearing that one because it's too hard to get on." Haha! At least she is honest. The Sydney Pinafore was much easier for her to get on and with a little help with the buttons, she could dress herself. 

Pockets are a must for every girl! 

Miss V is super excited about her new pinafore dress! I hope she gets lots of wear out of it this summer. It is a great style for little girls like her who are always on the go with never ending energy! 

I also could not resist making the bubble romper version of the Sydney Pinafore. I think that style looks so cute on babies! I was in luck, because my cousin is expecting a baby girl in August. I made the 0-3 month size in a cotton fabric from my stash. You can make the bubble romper with or without a placket. I made it with the placket to make diaper changes easier. I'm so excited to see her wearing it soon. I don't know if there's anything cuter than babies in handmade clothes!

Be sure to go check out the new Project Run and Play shop! You can find the Sydney Pinafore here. Since this week, July 9-15 is "Dresses" week, all dress patterns will be marked down by 20% with no code needed! Be sure to take advantage of this discount as there are so many great dress patterns in the shop! Another one of my favorites (and tried-n-true pattern) is the Janie dress also from Haley!

Be sure to stay tuned to the Project Run and Play blog for more great bloggers on the tour all month long!

Again, you can find the new shop here!

Finally, there is a giveaway with five winners! Be sure to enter below! You will have the chance to win either a $50 gift certificate to DH Fabrics and Co and patterns from the new shop!



  1. I really like that upcycle version! The buttons down the skirt portion only was a nice choice.

  2. Cute outfits. The toothless grin is adorable!