Friday, August 28, 2015

Gingham Seersucker Paneled Sunsuit

Hello! We have had a busy summer and now we are getting things organized for our first year of homeschool! I am both excited and so very nervous to start Kindergarten with my sweet Miette. I know it will be a great year and I can't wait.

I'm very excited to share my romper/sunsuit with you. When Call Ajaire first released this pattern I was so happy for her then immediately sad because I knew Miette wouldn't wear the romper version. I've found out a lot about Miette since sewing for her. She is sensitive, doesn't like anything to touch her belly button (all skirts/shorts hit under her belly), and shes not a fan of elastic around her arms or her legs. But I really wanted to make a romper so I was determined to make it work. And I did!
It is still very HOT here in SoCal so I knew that I wanted this to be lightweight. I have this beautiful light gray gingham seersucker that was just perfect. And I decided to add just a few pops of pink to add some color.

I sewed a size 6 for her and to solve the elastic touching the belly button issue, for the bodice I simply lengthened it to a size 10. It was perfect! I also added a small bow to the waist and I love how cute it looks. Then onto the legs. I decided just to hem them without adding any elastic. Next time I will take out some width towards the bottom so they have more of a straight leg instead of flared.

The overall size is great but I should have made the waist elastic slightly larger as it is a little tight when getting it over her hips. But when its on the fit is great!
 I love the pop of pink on the pockets!
Now for the straps and bodice I completely changed things around! I have a vintage toddler girl romper pattern and it has the cutest scalloped bodice and I wanted to try to make a similar one for Miette! I used the front lining bodice piece and added the scallops to that. Then cut out the lining and main bodice the same. Using the same strap pattern piece, I simply cut it on the fold to get some extra length since I wasn't exactly sure how much I would want. I attached the front of the straps to the bodice and crossed them in the back.
For the back bodice I used the main back bodice piece so it would hit lower on her back. Then I attached the straps with an exposed pink flower button. So adorable! She does need my help to unbutton the straps when she uses the bathroom but that's not a problem.

The weather will cool down sometime in November so I'm excited that she can also wear this with tights, boots and a cardigan!



During the tour, she is offering a 15% discount on her patterns!  You can use the code SUNSUIT15 both at UpCraft Club and Etsy through the 7th of September.


So many amazing versions of this versatile romper are going to be popping up in the next few weeks. Be sure to check them out!

 
Monday August 24th:  Max California | Filles à Maman | Hey June | House of Estrela
Tuesday August 25th: Skirt Fixation | Gracious Threads | Kimmie Sew Crazy | Shaffer Sisters
Wednesday August 26th: Kid Approved | Pinkel | Falafel and the Bee | Once Upon a Sewing Machine
Thursday August 27th: Buzzmills | Pattern Revolution | Sprouting JubeJube | Handmade Martini
Friday August 28th: That's Sew Kari | Lulu & Celeste | Paisley Roots | Modern Handmade

Monday August 31st: Sew Cool for the Tween Scene | Kadiddlehopper | Imagine Gnats | Nap Time Creations
Tuesday September 1st: My Sweet Sunshine | Straight Stitch Designs | Handmade Boy | That's What She Crafted
Wednesday September 2nd: Climbing the Willow | Rebel & Malice | GYCT Designs | Two-Many
Thursday September 3rd: The Crazy Tailor | sewVery | Just Add Fabric | Delia Creates
Friday September 4th: A Jennuine Life | Conversas de Hermanas | Made by Sara | Not Sew Fast

2 comments:

Ajaire Parello said...

She looks so grown up all of a sudden! The bodice changes are adorable and the gingham is perfect of course. I love your style and knew I'd love any mods you had to make for her and am sooooo happy you got it to work. When my girl was a baby/toddler she wouldn't let me put any elastic near her belly. It was all onesies or dresses. Those baby leg things saved me in the cooler weather cause she wouldn't abide tights or even pants! Happily, she seemed to grow out of it around 3ish, but I can relate. Most of the time she still wont't wear pants ("I just want to wear my knees, mama"), but at least she seems to be converted on shorts ;)

Kari @ That's-Sew-Kari said...

Wow, I just love this version!

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