It’s been a while… A LONG while. Pretty much I’ve had computer problems for the last 6 months and have lived without my own for a good portion of that. I’m also a super busy Mom of course, and still having other problems with my computer, so I still won’t be blogging as much as I wish I could. BUT I miss sharing the projects I’ve been working on. So here goes. :)
2 weeks ago Amy from the Peekaboo Pattern Shop was looking for pattern testers for a new romper for this year’s summer line. I jumped at the chance and got chosen. (Yay!) I ran to Joanns the next day and found a super cute whale print, got it washed, and then it sat. After several days of feeling yucky I finally sat myself down and went to work.
This pattern is rated at an “intermediate” level. (Which means I’m at least an intermediate level seamstress, right? That’s exciting!) It was fairly easy and straightforward to put together. There were only a few curved pieces that were a little trickier, and the collar ups the difficulty level. I’m still working on getting mine to line up properly! If you skip the collar and opt for a regular inseam instead of snaps, it might even be okay for someone with a little less experience to sew up. All of the patterns I’ve sewn of Amy’s have been very clear and straight forward with clear pictures and simple directions. With a little running around in between, this only took me a few hours to put together, and really was a breeze.
The options for the Pat-a-Cake Romper include shorts or full length pants, snap inseam or regular inseam, regular sleeves or puffed sleeves with piping, collar or no collar, and for all patterns, a button/snap placket down the front that was SUPER easy to do. There were also finishing details such as the bias tape on the inside collared piece that help your finished product look more professional and clean. And don’t be intimidated be intimidated, because she makes it SO easy! The pattern is intended to be made from wovens, but some of the testers sewed it in knit and didn’t have any problem. Oh, and get this… It’s sized for newborns to 4T! Yay! A romper pattern that will last longer. I don’t know about you, but I think little kiddos in rompers are just adorable, and now that season of their lives can be extended a little longer. :)
In case anyone was wondering, Hunter looooved it too. When I put it on him he pointed at the whales and said “Ohhh. The little fishies!” in a very excited and high-pitched 2-year-old voice. (Can you believe he’s 2?!?!) He also had no problem running and climbing and being the wild adventurous boy he normally is while I tried to snap a few pictures before all my energy REALLY ran out. I think the shorts option is perfect for running around in the summer while staying cool and stylish too. The pants options would be nice for cooler days, and I might have to make him a pair once I get some other projects out of the way. Make sure to at least go check out some of the other tester’s pictures on the pattern, and browse around while you’re there. Amy has so many awesome things! If I had more money and more time… ;)
Here’s the pattern again if you want to go check it out specifically! Check out her other ADORABLE rompers while you’re at it. :)
So what kind of awesome things have you been up to lately?
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