It is almost spring time, which means testing new patterns for spring and summer to come. Lil Luxe Collection has stuck true to their name and made a beautiful and classy romper. Not only is is chic and easy to sew, but it has TONS of options! One of my favorite things about Jess’ patterns is they are the perfect blank canvas.
City Girl Romper: It features a higher neckline in the front with a scoop back that ties, elastic waist and 4 different bottoms: sunsuit, cuffed short, capri and trouser. She also added a bonus swing top and how to make your bottoms separate. How freaking amazing is that? I think this pattern is a perfect stand alone for spring and summer. Vacation essential. I am really impressed with how much you can do with it.
Layers to print only the size you need
Different line breaks to easily identify sizes
Illustrated graphics as well as photos for difficult steps.
Clear and easy to understand tutorial
If you have questions or need clarification, she now has a facebook group: Lil Luxe Group
My test version was for my oldest daughter, who is 8 and in a size 7. I did the trouser length, added a faux piping around the neck and arms, and added some leaves to the ties sine that back frames fun details so well. It hits right at the ankles and fits beautifully. She also said it was easy to get on and off to use the restroom.
|Fabric used: vintage pillowcase for pants, pink pinstriped for bodice and old t-shirt for ties and piping.|
I knew I had to make the sunsuit. It features this gorgeous pleating on the front and back to make a perfect fit and cut around the legs. If you have a little one with chubby thighs, you may want to measure to see what their circumference is just to ensure it is comfortable. My daughter is in a 3T and it fit her perfect, and she is on the thinner side, like all my girls.
I made the bodice out of my leftover stretch vegan leather, added some fringe to the neck, made bindings for for the neck and arms and used an exposed elastic with some Alexander Henry fabric for the short. The back detail included ties with a fringe end. I love this combination so much! My girls are definitely more stylish than I.
|Fabrics used: Stretch Vegan Leather from Girl Charlee and Regent Peacock from Alexander Henry|
The weather is already turning excruciating for me in my hood. I think I am getting old. The heat just sucks. Is this what menopause feels like? So I am really happy about these patterns. They will get tons of use here. Which is why I finally made the jump and made the Alley Cat Romper. Yes, the one that put Lil Luxe Collection in the PDF land. I wasn’t sure how much I like the harem style pant. But they had their first sew-along, and that was the first one to sew. I ended up making a capri version and hand painting a galaxy print which was too amazeballs not to share. I almost want it for myself…. but my hips, those pants. My hips don’t lie and that would be very bad!
So enjoy my newest addition to the ever growing wardrobe. This closet of theirs is getting out of control. I think my favorite detail of the paint job was the nebula on the left back leg. I used a silver metallic paint and it turned out just how I wanted. If you want to have some fun, try a galaxy painting job. It is foolproof and a super cool project for the kids- or adults.
|Doesn’t she give you a modern Princess Leia vibe? She didn’t get it.|
Did that give you enough of an itch to go on a romper sewing spree? I know I am itching to make lots more. One more detail… the entire Lil Luxe Collection of patterns are on sale 30% until Friday. If you haven’t stocked up, now is the perfect time to go buy some.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are getting some sunshine where you are.