Let’s get back to a little sewing for the kids, shall we? This summer we don’t have a huge need for clothing, but a few new items go a long way. At this point, I am not breaking the news on the Willow & Co. folks. Their first pattern collection has a ‘glamping’ theme, which fits my neck of the woods just perfectly. I noticed this project months ago, immediately drawn to it because of the ‘Willow’ name. My AOL Instant Messenger screen name was ‘Willow312.’ Ha…remember those days…’hey, IM me when you get home from school…’ That will be my ‘when I was a kid’ story for my kids. Not I walked to school uphill in the snow, but ‘I had to wait until I got home from school to message my friends!’ Delayed gratification is so 1998.
A few months later, I’ve been lucky enough (seriously lucky) to get to know these ladies a little better, and I am so happy to share my Ash Jumpsuit. I love the jumpsuit/romper thing that’s still going strong. And while I really was tempted to make it as a one piece outfit, I just didn’t want to chance any setback in the potty training arena. (For the first time in 7 years, I am not changing diapers..) So I made the two piece version. Well, one of them. There’s a lot of variation you can do in one little pattern, and without further ado, here is what we did!
The fabric is a linen floral print I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics last summer. I adjusted the elastic to give it a higher neckline (I just kind of put it on and fiddled until I really liked how it looked) and I took about an inch off the shorts to make cute little bloomers.
I love the curve of the line the pattern makes around the side to the back. There are a lot of patterns I’ve sewn and enjoyed, but some have little design elements that make me feel little flutters of happiness when I see the kids running around in them. This top is one of them. It’s my spidey sense seal of approval. I love the pattern designer, Celina from Petit a petit and family, and her sense of style, so I had a hunch that I would really take to this pattern.
A little sidenote about the differences in the pics…the photoshoot was done in three different takes. Basically, it goes like this… run outside and snap a bunch of photos until the mosquitoes find you, then flee into the house. Repeat!
I love it paired with little leggings, too. This was also the allure of not sewing it as a romper, but having separate pieces. She was throwing rocks off the ledge here…and by ledge I mean cliff. This is her response to ‘mom is trying to save my life again…’ Moms are such a buzzkill, man.
Oh, and this is the very first time she ever let me put pigtails in her hair. Major win. It does not get cuter than pigtails.
Oh, AND…today is the LAST DAY to get 30% off your Willow & Co. patterns. Seriously, scoop that deal UP!! There are so many great patterns in this collective, so stock up while you can!