I am thrilled to share this romper from Call Ajaire‘s Paneled Sunsuit pattern. I was so honored to be testing my second Call Ajaire pattern (check out my first) and since seeing my friend Katie, of Robutton, test the pattern the first time around, I just had to get my hands on it! So, when Ajaire asked for testers for the sleeved add-on for the Paneled Sunsuit I jumped on the train!
I feel like I’ve been writing a lot of sewing posts recently. Well that probably because I’ve been doing a LOT of sewing. It’s like I’ve finally gotten my sewing groove back. For a while I was detoxing from the professional seamstress/costume designer role and I think I really needed a break. But now I’m back in the swing of making things that I love and I am loving do it.
The Paneled Sunsuit pattern is one of the most diverse patterns I have ever worked with. With this one pattern, you get a sunsuit (shorts with an attached tank, romper style), jumpsuit, maxi dress, jumper, tank top, shorts, pants, short skirt and a maxi skirt all in one! And now with the new sleeve add-on you can make any of the tops long-sleeved, which is perfect for the cooler season. Call now and you get this all for only $19.99… just kidding, it’s only $10!
I wanted to make something vintage looking, like an adorable romper with vintage flare. Originally, I was going to do the full pant because it’s almost cold weather season, but I thought that might be overwhelming for my little two-year-old’s body. And I’m glad I went with the shorts, I think it turned out so sweet! She can wear tights when it gets cold.
The navy faux piping on the pockets and the neckline are so sweet and are really easy to make. I added the four vintage-looking buttons so that it looks a bit like a sailor suit, or something 1940’s military.
Someone tell me when my little Avi Girl turned into a model? Seriously, these photos are killing me. What happened to my baby girl? She is looking so grown up and posed so well for me. This is Avi, she is two going on 18. *tear* Stay little forever, my dear girl!
The Paneled Sunsuit with Sleeve Add On Review
Pattern name: The Paneled Sunsuit with Sleeve Add-On
Pattern designer: Call Ajaire
Size range: Newborn through 12 years.
What size did you make? 2t
Fabric used: Woven cotton.
What adjustments did you make and how long did they take? None
What was the construction process like? Did the instructions make sense to you? When I cut out the sleeve I thought this woman was craycray, and when I was sewing it I was convinced she was smoking something, but honest to goodness it came together like magic. Just trust the process.
How do you like the pattern’s fit? Love it. Yup, yup, yup. Sew dang cute!
Will you make the pattern again? Absolutely, there are so many different options with this pattern, you could make a whole wardrobe out of this one pattern.
Do you have any advice on this pattern? Just follow along. The instructions are spot on, so follow and you should be good to go.
The Paneled Sunsuit with Sleeve Add On
1 (worst) through 5 (best)
Instructions (1-5): 5, for sure!
Construction Process (1-5): 5
Final Fit (1-5): 5
Overall Rating (1-5): 5, this pattern is a gem. A keeper for sure.