The lovely, Ajaire, of Call Ajaire invited me to be a part of her paneled Sunsuit tour, and of course I said I would! PLUS, the whole point of the tour is to show you how you can adapt this pattern and make it wearable in the Fall and Winter (which is coming rapidly), and you know how I love a challenge!
Honestly, I didn’t have to do much to it. AND what’s more, I made TWO.
First, let me tell you, this is a hefty pattern. There are multiple views to make. Everything from pants, to maxi skirt, to sunsuits! You get a lot of bang for your buck with this one.
I chose to do the paneled sunsuit view for a few reasons. One is that my youngest LOVES overalls and these really fit that bill nicely. The second reason is they are great for doing this:
…which she does all the time. AND they don’t ride up when she does!
No buckles, no closures. Really great fit. I added the patch pocket to the front (not part of the pattern).
Double top stitching and faux piping too! That feather cotton fabric was my birthday present from The Bee. I love it so.
I found the outer heavier fabric (feels like a bottomweight) at Goodwill. I thought it was black when I bought it, but in different light it looks blue. Either way, it works so well for this outfit!
She shoved that entire apple into that pocket…
and thought it was hilarious.
Sometimes it is all too easy.
Anyhow, moving on to the second sunsuit I made.
*BTW; that face is in genuine awe. A plane was flying low over the trees. I told you. Sometimes it is too easy to amuse her.
This one, she requested to have a lower waistline (because she likes her pants to be under her bellybutton) AND be lined in flannel.
Easy. I just didn’t fold up the waistband channel. Instead, I connected the top two layers with the bottom two layers. I also had to sew two lines of stitching for the channel instead of just one. I could have taken a little bit off of the top of the pants, but now she has a little room to grow.
I used that periwinkle fabric from this project and lined them with sock monkey flannel. That trim is from the sewing expo. I had been saving it for something special. I am so glad I used it for these! My girl looks like she walked out of a Jan Brett (*A.L.) book.
Ajaire’s detailed instructions have everything inside looking as pretty as it does on the outside.
*It was 80 degrees outside when we took these. At least I know they are really warm!
I bet they would also make great ski bibs if you had the right material!
Now the fun part for you… Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win one of 4 copies!
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Ajaire will also be offering the Paneled Sunsuit pattern at a 15% discount during the tour – from August 24th through September 4th. In addition…Anyone that joins the Designs by Call Ajaire Facebook group will have access to a coupon code for an extra 5% off (so a total of 20% off)!
Be sure to check out the other ladies on tour!
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