Stripes and Polka Dots – sewing along with PR&P

Have you been following along with Project Run and Play? If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s an online sewing/design competition for kids’ clothing. It’s super fun and introduces you to lots of fabulous kids’ clothing designers/bloggers.

Along with the competitors, they have a weekly Sew Along where those of us not part of the competition can enter our own outfits. The outfits should go along with the theme for the week. This week the theme is Stripes and Polka Dots.


If you’ve read my blog… well, ever… you probably know my love for stripes. For myself, for my boys. Especially for my boys. I have a ridiculous amount of striped fabric in my stash right now – especially knits. [seriously, someone may need to come over for an intervention soon]


The pants have both stripes and polka dots – the teeny polka dots are tucked away in the pockets and waistband. I love the two together.


The pants are loosely taken off Shwin & Shwin’s Nowhere Man Pants [which I’ve made before and love]. I say loosely, because I just traced this pair and made it a slimmer fit and didn’t pull out my pattern pieces at all. I also lowered the pocket pieces down a bit, to show off the polka dots a bit more.


The shirt is a self-drafted pattern, and the polka dots were painted on using a jelly jar. I kind of want to paint everything this way now, that’s how much I love how it turned out.


I’m also in love with the mustard knit I used for the neckline and cuffs.

DSCF7340I don’t think I would have paired stripes and polka dots together without the Project Run and Play inspiration, and I’m so happy with how it turned out.


Have you been sewing along? I think next week is Boy Week, so I’m hoping to have time to sew an outfit to join in on the fun again!


*Linking up to Make it Wear it at The Train to Crazy*

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  1. oh goodness.
    love this. the color combination is wonderful and i too love the dots painted with a jelly jar.
    he looks happy too!

  2. Okay, I just love those jelly jar rings, too! Nonconventional painting methods are the bEST!!!! Love that outfit and the colors!

  3. I love the pants, Jess! And I love stripes too! I always hold back from polka dots for the boys, not sure why I feel they fall into the girl realm, but I love how your outfit turned out. I’ll have to give it a try!

  4. That stripe fabric is so cool, I love how the pants turned out and your jar idea for the dots is brilliant. I really wanted to join in this week too. Might have to combine the two prints at some other time. Looking forward to your boy week outfit, I’m definitely planning to join in that one.

  5. I am looking through all the link in parties from this season and this is awesome! What a masculine design for stripes and pok-a-dots. I am pinning this for inspiration for the future. AWESOME JOB!

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