Pattern Release! the Senpai Bomber Jacket!

Pattern Release! the Senpai Bomber Jacket!

I’m super stoked to be introducing you to my latest pattern, the Senpai Bomber Jacket, which is releasing today! It’s part of the latest Project Run & Play Designer Collaboration: Project Streetwear along with patterns by Jenn from a Jennuine Life, Aimee from Puzzle Patterns, Audrey from Skirt Fixation, Anne from Sofilantjes, and Susana from Suco by Susana.


Let’s get into the nitty-gritty and find out more about the Senpai Bomber Jacket:

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sneak peek! coming soon: the Senpai Bomber Jacket Pattern!

sneak peek! coming soon: the Senpai Bomber Jacket Pattern!

Meet the perfect, trendy jacket for your kiddo! The Senpai Bomber Jacket is like a cousin pattern to the Ichigo Bomber Jacket but has added features that include a boxier, roomier fit (not just for heavy-weight knits but even wovens too!) and is also slightly shorter as well. Plus, there are  options like an optional full lining for warm-wear, collegiate style numbers and letters appliqué templates for the jacket back, chest and/or sleeve, welt pockets and chest and/or sleeve pockets, and finally, an option for a hood with drawstring (which can be combined with the neckband or not). You can go crazy and make it exciting or whatever a simple staple piece that goes with everything!

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Pattern Release! The Ichigo Bomber Jacket!

Pattern Release! The Ichigo Bomber Jacket!

Learn all about the Ichigo Bomber Jacket PDF Pattern: A lightweight, color blocked, knit coat for all kids: boys and girls, from baby to teen! Perfect for spring! $9 USD

Also snag a copy of the FREE PATTERN: the Mochi Bag for Kids and Adults. An adjustable strap, zippered chest bag (can be worn on hips too!) with a front pocket! A must-have accessory for any outing!

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FREE PATTERN: the Mochi Bag + a BONUS FREEBIE!

FREE PATTERN: the Mochi Bag + a BONUS FREEBIE!

🍡FREE PATTERN! Introducing the Mochi Bag for Kids and Adults! An adjustable strap, zippered chest bag (can be worn on hips too!) with a front pocket! A must-have accessory for any outing! This pattern is part of the Designer Capsule Pattern Collection, Project Farmers’ Market for Project Run and Play! Check out the Lookbook for more versions of the Mochi Bag as well as my official pattern, 🍓 the Ichigo Bomber Jacket! PLUS as and ADDED FREEBIE, “Let’s Eat!” a chopsticks and rice spoon holder FREE Pattern and Tutorial!

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Designer Casule: Project Farmers' Market

Designer Casule: Project Farmers' Market

A look at all of the other patterns I made for the Designer Capsule for Project Farmers’ Market. Be sure to check out the other featured posts: all about the Ichigo Bomber Jacket Pattern and the Mochi Bag FREE Pattern as well!

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Happy Holiday Pattern Tour for Project Run & Play!

Happy Holiday Pattern Tour for Project Run & Play!

Today I’m on the Project Run & Play Pattern Shop Holiday Tour and I’m eager to share my festive Umaru Shirts using my pattern which is also up in the Project Run & Play Shop as well!

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BAKA 4 BAKA Free E-book!

BAKA 4 BAKA Free E-book!

Love the Baka the Hooded Blanket Pattern but want to do even more with it?! Maybe you need a quickie Halloween costume or Christmas gift that you know they’ll use and love (or even a gift for yourself! Check the size chart 😉)! Well, with the BAKA 4 BAKA E-book! I will walk you through 31+ different ways to remix the Baka by combining the original pattern pieces and templates with all sorts of newly drafted elements: a new split front middle stripe; 13 extra, multi-sized pattern pieces; and 15 new EDITABLE face templates in three sizes. There’s even a coupon code in the Secret Freebies Clubhouse (signup form at the end of this post) for 30% OFF your purchase of the Baka the Hooded Blanket PDF PATTERN that’s good forever! Oh, and did I mention that it’s all free? 🙀

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Project Run & Play Shop Grand Opening Tour: My Moto Jacket

Project Run & Play Shop Grand Opening Tour: My Moto Jacket

Have you heard the news about the Grand Opening of the Project Run & Play Shop? It's an exclusive shop where you can shop the patterns created by past designers used during their season of Project Run & Play! Isn't that cool?!  (keep your eyes peeled for some Sew Chibi Patterns popping up in the shop come Fall/Winter 2018!) To commemorate, Audrey is hosting a past designers blog tour! I choose to do the Moto Jacket by A Jennuine Life in a variety of basic color box colored vinyls and other fabrics to make a bold statement piece for my rapidly growing, almost 11 year old 😱😭.

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Week 4: 🌈Our Kawaii Life!🦄

Week 4: 🌈Our Kawaii Life!🦄

Six years ago, if you told me I'd be one of the final 3 designers on Project Run & Play, I'm not sure I would have believed you! This is totally one of those "pinch me, this can't be real" moments! I'm forever grateful to everyone who has supported and cheered me on! It's been a staggeringly talented season and each designer really gave it their all! I've been hoping to make it to this week because I really wanted to let loose! In the words of last season's winner, Pearberry Lane: this is us! We're silly, expressive, purposefully mismatched, happy, and a little weird! We're constantly evolving and learning new cultures and trying new ideas out and so I wanted to create a collection that reflects just that! I call this summery collection Our Kawaii Life!

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Week 3: Action Go!

Week 3: Action Go!

 Excited to finally share this week's Stripes themed looks! Of all the challenges this season, I think I was most anticipating this one because it gave me a chance to change my perspective on something we see every day! Each week, I wanted to try out different moods: the first week was a bit moody and French, last week was super girly and cute, and this week it's about cool, idol-inspired fashion... but for girls! Always a fan of the series, "Boys Can Wear Pink", I thought about how to do something that would have a similar message, but for girls! It's empowering for them to see themselves in hip, urban streetwear in addition to the pretty dresses because it gives them a chance to appreciate different facets of what makes them awesome individuals! For motivation, while designing my stripes looks, I watched what I watch a lot of every day: Asian pop music videos, especially those from Taiwan and Japan! Paired up with my longtime love of optical illusions, I created fashion for my girls that they could wear on a summery Friday night, hanging out with friends in the city, playing vintage video games at the arcade, then catching a movie at one of the retro theaters nearby.

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