Jet Set to Kaifeng!

I’m on the Project Run & Play blog tour for their newest pattern collection again, and this time the theme is travel. I was excited to sew up a few of them, and pick a location for inspiration!

Let me back up a bit though. We used the Pantone NYFW Spring/Summer colors for our color palate, and to be honest, this is where I started! Let me show you what I got:

This swim print is a gorgeous one from The Fabric Fairy! It matched Perfectly Pale and Basil exactly, and the print felt very “resort” to me, so I thought it was perfect for the travel theme!

I also got this solid red swim fabric from The Fabric Fairy. I asked Megan to let me know which was the closest to Poinciana, and I so appreciate that she’s always willing to lend her expertise, and match colors for me!

The crochet knit is a beautiful tie dye from Pretty Posh Prints, and it’s exactly what you want to wear all summer long! Pretty, lightweight, and comfy!

After patterns and fabrics were selected, then I decided on a location 🙂 Kaifeng, China is Wichita’s sister city, and we have a beautiful friendship garden designed as a tribute to Kaifeng in our local botanical gardens. What an amazing culmination of colors, patterns, and location inspiration!

The patterns I sewed are the Rimini Romper. It comes with SO MANY OPTIONS, but my daughter liked this style best. A pants length version with pockets. I sewed it out of swim fabric, and I think I’ve discovered my new favorite. It is a sturdy, comfortable piece, and holds shape where it needs to. I have forever been stuck trying to imagine sewing “regular clothes” out of swim fabric, and I think I crossed that hurdle!

The Saltillo Swimsuit is classic in red. I love the flounce that goes all the way around, and there are multiple strap options! Since I was sewing swim from a new-to-me designer (I’m new to their swim patterns, not others 🙂 ) I chose the halter strap option for easier fitting tweaks! But there are a LOT of options, including glamorous bows that my practical daughter did not want, but I love how they look!

Cancun is a super simple cover-up. I made it in-between his and knee length, and left the edges unhemmed. It’s easy to throw on, and doubles as a comfy top to wear with jean shorts!

I hope you enjoyed our trip to Kaifeng! Go check out everyone else’s blogs, and take a tour of the world. There’s many other patterns, cut files, and digital designs to shop for, and make your own! Project Run & Play is always one of my favorites to work with.