The Project Happy Holidays collection is here and I’m thrilled to share what I’ve made with these capsule patterns already. All patterns are found exclusively at Project Run & Play during release and are listed at 20% off of regular pricing through December 12th!
I planned two different photoshoots, so I’ll share one today and the other tomorrow, as there are so many pieces and I don’t want any of the details being left behind. This first shoot is a celebration of Friendsgiving. These photos were taken by my friend Liesel and I can’t recommend her enough. It was sooooo cold this day and she managed to get some amazing shots in spite of the freezing temps.
With the Happy Holidays collection, there are both patterns for elegant formal wear or something a little more casual, which is what I was going for here. All fabrics were sponsored by Raspberry Creek Fabrics and Shannon Fabrics. Both are companies I work with and support even without sponsorship, so you can be assured the opinions in this post are honest and 100% my own.
This outfit might be my fav of the whole group, so what better way to start? Kitty is wearing a Cedar Coat & Cardi in the long cardi, view D. This is one of the patterns I contributed and I’m so happy with how it turned out. When I designed the cardigan views, this look was exactly what I was picturing. The facing is this lush Luxe Cuddle© Llama in Rosewater, which is a subtle blush pink. It pairs perfectly with the wine colored waffle knit from Raspberry Creek. The way the knit drapes while the collar holds its shape is just lovely to me.
And peeking out from under the high low hemline is this stunning Noel Dress. This stretch velvet in blush mauve is so easy to work with and makes for a dress that screams Happy Holidays. Even though the pattern is designed for wovens, this knit velvet was too good not to use and worked out great. All of the ruffles are worth it here and I can’t get enough of seeing Kitty float around in this dress. For the hemlines I just did a roll over on my serger which worked perfectly for this fabric.
If I’ve ever wanted to make one of my designs into my own size, it’s this coat. This is the Cedar Coat & Cardi in the view B long coat. The olive green herringbone Shetland flannel has been a fav of mine for years, but paired with this Luxe Cuddle© Dazzle Hide in Rosewater it is that much more dreamy.
The coat is lined with a mauve rayon linen that is the perfect shade of pink to compliment the olive. Emma is wearing a Blip turtleneck in a cream cable knit print also from RCF under the Cedar coat. Blip is a super quick sew and will be a great layering piece this winter. She also has on a pair of the Prancer Pull-On Jeans which are actually a pair of Bean’s that have been worn nearly to death already haha. You can see in the knees that these have been relaxed and worn in nicely so you know the feel like a dream at this point. Prancer is the second pattern I designed for this collection and I’ll tell you more about it in another post.
Speaking of Bean… can you even handle this coat?!?! This is a view A Cedar Coat made with Luxe Cuddle© Dazzle Hide in Navy/Silver and the sparkle is something you need to see in real life to experience just how gorgeous and soft it is. Get yourself to your local quilt shop or Shannon Fabrics retailer and ask them to let you pet the cuddle. You may feel like a fool, but I promise you won’t regret it haha!
Underneath she’s wearing a Blip turtleneck in this pretty vines print that I thought was just right for a Friendsgiving theme. I chose for it to be printed on RCFs double brushed poly with a Blip in mind. These Prancer Pull-On Jeans in view B straight legs show the smooth curved pull-on waistband which holds everything in place. And the relaxed, wrinkled leg is exactly the level of casual I was going for with this stretch linen.
For Grace’s look I made a pair of Prancer Pull-On Jeans view A skinny legs in a black denim, so the stitching would really pop. The Cinnamon Cardigan in an RCF mauve fleece sweatshirting works as a great, soft layering piece.
The Blip mock turtleneck she’s wearing underneath is made with the Serape Look tri-blend and I used the colors in these stripes as the color story for this photoshoot. I love this blend of colors and it’s perfect for the fall holidays. I didn’t put any closures on the Cinnamon Cardigan, because I wanted it to fall naturally to the sides to show off this print. I do think some chunky buttons would look amazing with it though.
For this Cinnamon Cardigan I also didn’t include closures for exactly the same reason. I really wanted the Serape Look print he’s also wearing to stand out, though this green sage french terry is the stuff my dreams are made of.
These two were such troopers, cause man it was cold and they didn’t have much covering them! How cute are they though?!?!? I love how the Cinnamon Cardigan looks with his Prancer Pull-On Jeans. These were made by his mother, Liesel, so I can’t take credit for sewing those!
In spite of the cold, the older girls had a great time celebrating a little Friendsgiving together for the photoshoot. I love the joy in this pic, but also how much detailing you can see in the Prancer Pull-Ons.
I delighted so much in planning and getting these looks together. I huge thank you to both Raspberry Creek Fabrics and Shannon Fabrics for sponsoring! I hope you’re enjoying these Project Happy Holidays posts. There is a lot more to show you in the second photoshoot, so be sure to check out tomorrow’s post as well.