I love that the Paneled Sunsuit pattern by Call Ajaire is the pattern that keeps on giving. When I first signed up to be a tester it was just a sunsuit/ jumpsuit, then she added a jumper and maxi dress to the pattern. Then she showed us how to make it into separates! Top, pants, shorts, skirt, maxi skirt! Now she has even added sleeves- making it perfect for all seasons! You can download the sleeves for free here.
Now is perfect time to check out the pattern because Ajaire is having a pattern tour- you should see the great combinations, and awesome pattern hacks that all of the contributors are showing! It's very inspiring! AND during the tour you can get any of her patterns at a discount!
I made my top out of a light weight navy cotton sateen and paired it with a cute purple with multi color polka dot fabric. I have a thing for complete outfits, so I jumped at the chance to try out the trouser view of the pattern to make some joggers out of the same navy fabric.
I love the details in this pattern- like the self piping on the pocket! My one disappointment with these pants is the fact that this navy fabric is the most wrinkly fabric ever! I ironed and ironed them and as soon as she moved they wrinkled! SO- sorry for the wrinkly photos ;-)
Another great thing about this pattern is that the shirt view can be reversible! Cordelia really liked the fact it is two shirts in one. She prefers the purple side while I prefer the navy- go figure.
I made a size 4 in the pattern, but instead of cutting the shirt as a crop top I added about four inches and eased it out to be kinda a-line. I think it makes a nice, comfortable, relaxed fall and winter top.
The add on is a breeze to sew and has one of the most interesting ways of finishing the sleeve hem and inside I have ever seen. I kept looking at it while I was sewing it thinking "what in the world have I gotten myself into- this is never going to work!" but it sure did- and it worked soo well! So just follow the instructions! They are nice, easy, and well illustrated.
Cordelia has been all about having clothing for Baby Ella so I made her an outfit to match- including little joggers. Do you guys ever make matching doll clothing when you sew for your kids? I'm finding it kind of addicting- they go together really easily and it makes Cordelia really giggly.
This picture makes me pretty giggly. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all take a second to check out the pattern tour - really amazing stuff going over there! And don't forget to download the free sleeve add on!