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!
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!
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.
Boys and girls UNITE! The Umaru Shirt PDF Pattern is a relaxed, fit t-shirt pattern for all! From basic to completely kawaii; little toddler 12/18M all the way up to 16Y, long, short, and sleeveless options for all seasons, and a plethora of customizations, there are over 9,000 different ways to make it! 😱 It just might be the only t-shirt pattern you’ll ever need! Click to learn all the ins and outs of this super fun pattern!
🌞🌧☃🌸🍂A pattern collection for all seasons, all ages; from basic to the max. 😎 The UMARU Collection features four versatile patterns with endless ways to customize and make it your own! Size ranges from ages 12M aalllll the way up to 16Y (and some adults!), and is designed to fit both girls and boys. Your sewing game is about to level way up!