I am a Strategic Management scholar, so I am all for synergy. Today, Flosstyle is releasing their newest pattern, the Zoo Collection and today is the first day of Project Run and Play season 2016. Week one's theme of PRP is "all knits" and one of the styles of the Zoo Collection is a knit romper, I did not have to do any math to see that one equaled the other.
The Zoo collection is a mix and match
collection for babies and toddlers to make 17 different options and
there are some extra modifications (and a doll pattern), so this pattern
means a lot of play time (for both the sewist and the wearer). You can
make dresses with different types of sleeves, shirts and rompers, it is
too much to list all the options here, but check out this picture on their Facebook page to see a
great overview they have very pretty and insightful figure.
first time I came across Flossstyle is when they released their Jukebox collection. Their patterns are great for both beginners and more
advanced. The beginners will enjoy all relatively straight forward base
options in the pattern. The more advanced will love the modifications.
For me it is like a short class in creativity, seeing all the options
makes me very excited. Even if I did not sew up a full dress from the
Jukebox collection (yet) I love the ideas that I got from it.
week, she referred to me in a blogpost as "Misses I-can't-help-herself" and it is
so true, I managed to hack the romper sleeves during testing... I did
ask permission beforehand though. One of the options, the Giraffe, has a
shoulder closing. I wanted to make a reversible knit romper with
shoulder closing, but I also wanted sleeves.
the existing sleeve I cut tulip like sleeves that slightly overlap at
the top (due to the overlapping shoulders) and have no seam under the
arm. I am satisfied with the look, but if I would do it again, I would
make the sleeves a bit narrower, they look more like a butterfly than
a tulip. I also had to slightly adjust the leg hem, because the flower fabric was not high enough to cut a full romper.
I believe all these fabrics are from Lillestoff,
Joyfits is my standard source of Lillestoff fabrics. The front of the
orange/brown side is split because I was out of fabric. I made four
garments with the pattern and I made my son a basic shirt (more about
the others later this week).
The pattern officially has a newborn- 4years range, but my kids are
skinny, so with a bit of extra length I made a quick shirt for my six
So, Project Run and Play is back in its old format,
yeh! In the fall of 2014 the last old format was organised, and that
was actually my first. When I linked up my first outfit in the first
week I got my first comment ever! That post was the first one to got 50
views in a week, Project Run and Play therefore has a special place in
my heart. This week's theme was easy peasy for me, I love knits and they are my prefered fabric.
The Zoo Collection is on release sale until
Saturday, it is 25% off. The pricing is in Australian dollar so the
discount would make the pattern around €6.70 excluding taxes. You can
buy your copy here no code required.
I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free
to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google
translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than
English, German, Dutch or Hungarian).