Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Paneled Sunsuit- Totally Not Just a Sunsuit

Paneled Jumpsuit Pattern, with Sleeves

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. 

Paneled Jumpsuit Pattern, with Sleeves

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!

Paneled Jumpsuit Pattern, with Sleeves

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.  

Paneled Jumpsuit Pattern, with Sleeves

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 ;-) 

Paneled Jumpsuit Pattern, with Sleeves

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. 

Paneled Jumpsuit Pattern, with Sleeves

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. 

Paneled Jumpsuit Pattern, with Sleeves

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. 

Paneled Jumpsuit Pattern, with Sleeves

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. 

Paneled Jumpsuit Pattern, with Sleeves

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! 


5 comments:

  1. This is great! I love this pattern so much.

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  2. Yes!! Those are exactly the joggers I was picturing! Now to find the time to make some myself hehe. Thanks for all your testing awesomeness :)

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  3. Just taking a second to say that we are still out here, when you are ready :) I always wonder that myself, when life happens and I don't get anywhere near my blog for months. Do people even remember that my little thoughts are out there? So I just wanted to say that yes, we do. And most of us probably have little ones too and know exactly what it's like to put something down for a moment to deal with all of the crazy that is our lives and then realize months have past before we get the chance to pick it back up again haha! Your little girl is only little once, we can wait <3

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    1. Thank you! I do wonder, and your comment totally made my day <3

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