Thursday, August 27, 2015

Its Not Just a Sunsuit!

Ajaire of Call Ajaire has launched her first pattern! Its a fun pattern with so many options I don't know where to start...And that's not all, I have so much fun stuff to include here, like a giveaway and info about Designs By Call Ajaire facebook group, and discounts...ok, breathe, let's start at the beginning. I'm going to start by talking about this fun pattern and how I changed it up just a little.

When you purchase this pattern these are all the options you get, now try and tell me this pattern doesn't include options.

For Amelia I went with two pieces rather than a jumper or jumpsuit. I just thought it would be a lot more fun to be able to wear the pants with another top or to match the top with a pair of shorts.

For the pants I used a chambray, its Roberts Kaufman's Chambray Dots Indigo and it was supplied to me by Theads and Stitches, a cute little shop on Etsy. For the top I used a white embroidered cotton from my stash.

The only detail I changed for the pants is adding elastic to the bottom at the ankle. For the top, the lining remained as is but I added some volume to the outer bodice by placing the front and back lower bodice pieces about 2 inches away from the fold. I also cut both the front and back in an a-line shape rather than staight down like the original pattern pieces. This gave me more than enough fabric to create some gathers at the front and back.

Having created gathers at the back I couldn't just make a casing for the elastic as indicated in the instructions so I simply did some shirring at the back with only the main fabric, I didn't include the lining in the shirring so that the elastic wouldn't touch Amelia's skin I also wanted to avoid the obvious bunching it would have creating if I shirred both the lining and outer fabric together.

Sizes on the Paneled Sunsuit pattern range from newborn to 12 years, with all the options and 80+ pages of patterns and drawing with written instructions. This pattern was really well put together and its a really great deal at $10.00 and if you join the Designs by Call Ajaire facebook group you can get a special discount code for 20% of the regular $10.00 USD price. All you have to do is ask to join!

You really must see the other stops on the tour, so many ideas and inspiration! Keep on reading all the way to the bottom, there's still the giveaway to enter! 

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

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!
Until next time, xx.

*The pattern was provided at no charge to me for the purpose of the tour, however all opinions are my own!

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  1. I adore the shape of the top Deb! And the elastic at the ankle was something I've been meaning to do and now I HAVE to! I love it!! Thanks for being on the tour :)

    1. Thanks so much for having on the tour! You've really created a wonderful pattern so full of options and I'm sure I'll be using it for a few years!

  2. I love this! Love love love what you did with the top! I must try this <3

    1. Thanks so much Emi! Amelia loves her new top too, and I do love the babydoll look too. I hope you do give it a try!

  3. I love this outfit and pattern. The sweet simplicity of the fabric is so perfect. So many options on this pattern. I love it!

    1. Thank you Christine, yes both the fabric and pattern go so well together! and the chambray was so easy to work with ;)

  4. I was just thinking this would be perfect for some girly joggers. And I am loving the top. Perfect outfit!