Deluxe Charlotte – Leggings and Sweatpants

Laela Jeyne Patterns has come out with an amazing pattern – The Deluxe Charlotte, this pattern has you covered from boy shorts to capris to full length leggings, leggings with a skirt and waist bands and yoga band options and even a super cool jeggings option complete with front and back pockets and a faux fly (aff). Are you exhausted yet? okay and that’s only half of what’s in the pattern, then there’s the relaxed fit sweat pant/jogger style with pockets and waist/yoga bands and elastic cuffs in a multitude of length options. The shorts in the sweatpant style with the elastic at the cuff are really cute bubble shorts.

Marisa has as always worked extensively to perfect the fit of each style to make sure you have an all inclusive leggings pattern that addresses all your pants and legging needs ūüôā All you need is some knit fabric and you’re ready to fill your little one’s wardrobe with leggings and shorties and sweatpants and what not!

I apologize in advance for the photo overload ūüôā

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The fabric used is an art gallery knit from the Anna Elise collection by bari J. I am not sure why my daughter calls these here kangaroo pants lol, they are bunnies, they look like bunnies right?

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I paired the leggings here with the Sammy top¬†another one of my favorite patterns. I used fold over elastic for the neck and arm bands to make life a little easy and easy it did ’cause I finished this top in less than 30 minutes (aff).

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I made another pair of leggings in knee length form this gorgeous club floral from Raspberry Creek fabrics and this is one of her favorite outfits.

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For the tunic, I used the first day dress pattern by Made Everyday. I love this peplum top with the knee length leggings, its both comfortable and stylish!

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Isn’t it amazing when designers add these little fun options to the pattern? I love that Marisa included a jeggings with all the pockets and the faux fly options, and here’s some action shots of our awesome PINK jeggings ūüėÄ

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The jegging fabric is from JoAnn’s that I got a couple years back so I am not sure of the content but it’s got great weight and stretch. And the top is the same first day top which I made reversible in this amazing club knit¬†from Raspberry creek fabrics.

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We’re almost at the end of the post with just another style option – the sweatpant style with an elastic cuff!

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And here ends my quest for a good lounge pant pattern for my little! Isn’t it adorable? The floral fabric is a cotton spandex from Girl Charlee¬†and it’s got the perfect stretch and weight for this pattern.

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What I love about this particular style is how chic they look! Because of the fit at the waist, the pockets and the gathered cuffs, they look nice enough to be worn outside and not look like jammies (which would not be a bad thing either!)

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And that’s the end of the photo overload folks! I also made several shorties to go under all her twirly dresses and love how quickly they come together, you can choose to do an elsatic wasit band or a yoga knit band, the measurements for all of which are included in the pattern. We love this¬†pattern and all its one million options. It comes in sizes 6m-14 and trim-less pattern pages. You know what’s even better? It’s¬†on sale now for only $5.50 !?!?! and there’s a memorial day sale going on too, but not for long! hurry now and get your copy of¬†The Deluxe Charlotte pattern and sew up a storm of leggings, shorts, jeggings and sweatpants!!

Happy Sewing!!!

Top Knot Romper – Pattern testing for Chalk and Notch Patterns

I am so excited to finally be able to share our Top Knot Romper from Chalk and Notch patterns. I have been desperately waiting for this pattern ever since I first saw a sneak peak on the Chalk and Notch Patterns website and even more thrilled to have had the privilege to test this romper. This pattern seriously caters to all of my romper requirements! but more importantly SLEEVES! both short and long sleeves, no elastic necks or straps but proper sleeves with a button placket! That really is one of my favorite features in this pattern!

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I have tested for Gabriela before (Fishtail Kimono and Holiday Debut blog tour) and just like her earlier pattern, everything about this pattern screams PERFECTION! every 1/8 inch accounted for, every little detail explained and illustrated impeccably and the precision with which the pieces fit together is just perfect! image

I used this really bright ikat-like print cotton lawn for my main fabric and pin dot chambray for the contrast cuffs and pockets and love the outcome so much. This is a pattern I knew I was going to love from the get go! Look at the pleats on the shoulders and look at those GORGEOUS pockets!

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The patterns includes size ranges 18-24 months to 12 years, is layered and no trim  which make printing and assembling a breeze! The tutorial and illustrated instructions are some of the best I have come across. I made the romper shorts version, but the pattern has several other options Рromper pants, tunic, dress and a graceful maxi length as well!

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Sewing this pattern¬†does take up¬†a good amount of time, it is definitely not a quick-sew project. The pleats, the pockets, placket, cuffs every loving detail takes up time but is also one of the most gratifying projects I have sewn. LOL I can’t stop raving about this pattern now can I?

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I have been so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to test the Top Knot Romper and work with a talented and wonderful designer like Gabriela Longfish. Its an adorable pattern as you can see but I would solely recommend this pattern for an amazing sewing experience that only a pattern as well designed and detailed as this can give!!! Go get the amazing Top Knot romper, dress & tunic while its still on release sale price, you’ll love it!

 

 

 

Crossover Flounce Dress – Pattern Testing for Designs by Call Ajaire

I am so excited to share the crossover flounce dress by Call Ajaire today. With built-in cap sleeves (or long sleeves) and asymmetric circle flounces, its perfect ¬†for twirling and even more perfect for whipping up in a couple hours. And, there’s something extra fun too! It’s REVERSIBLE! Turn it inside out and its another outfit, I am so excited ’cause this is the first time I’ve sewn anything reversible. I always thought it was like wasting good fabric in place of lining but who knew?!? now i want to make everything reversible, in fact i did! Another flounce dress and another top which I’ll be sharing soon on the blog.

Obviously her ‘frozen’ obsession went a little too far this time, so please overlook all the tattoo madness on her arms ūüôā

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The fabric used for the bodice is from Coquette by Art Gallery fabrics, and it’s called ‘Innocent charm’. I got this a couple years back from Fabric.com and the skirt is a pin dot chambray that I wish I had gotten more of ūüė¶

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When i first saw the line drawings during testing, I thought it would be  complicated than it actually is . The circle skirt attaches cleanly to the bodice, without having to fuss with gathers or worry about even distribution of those gathers. I found the whole design of this pattern both unique and genius.

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This darling boat neck dress has no closures in the back, although Ajaire includes an ingenious method to add an elastic button-less keyhole in the back so it can still slip on easily over the head.

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The other side – I love the chambray and the white eyelet together but my daughter not surprisingly clearly favors the pink side.

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This dress twirls so easily, it’s quite delightful!

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I am not even going to try to explain why I made yet another crossover flounce dress but here goes!

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The blue stripe is a shirting fabric, and both the outer and inner florals are cotton lawns that my mom sent from India in a recent surprise parcel ūüôā

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I am not sure how much my daughter understands bout the reversibility of the dress but honestly I’m so thrilled, and every time someone tells me how cute her dress is, I add “its reversible too” lol

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Little girls and their fascination with twirling!! this dress was made for that!!

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Putting these fabrics together was so much and I am in LOVE with these dresses and for patterns such as this that make sewing so much fun!!

Its a great pattern, very well put together and well explained but most of all, you don’t wanna miss those unique flounce skirts, so go get your pattern over at One Thimble¬†or get¬†it from one among the 12 PDF patterns when you get your issue 11 of One Thimble, the sewing magazine that everyone’s been talking bout.

Happy Sewing!