Thursday, May 19, 2016

My Love for the Satya Romper

A couple of months ago I discovered probably one of my favorite patters of. all. time. I have made a lot of patterns, so it was kind of a big deal for me, and I got slightly obsessed with it.
The Satya Romper by Jennuine Designs. 
Reasons why I love it: 
1. It is super fun to sew - it takes a bit of time though as there are lots of elastic casings to thread (that is why one should always own a bobkin, it is an amazing tool that literally saves hours of time). But regardless of the length of time this pattern takes (roughly 2 hours start to finish for me) I honestly enjoy every step.
2. The pattern pieces always seem to come together perfectly - which is probably why it is so fun to sew. Frustration free!
3. The fit is spot on. I make the same size as my kids wear in their ready to wear clothing.
4. It is potty friendly. Heidi can get this thing on and off all by herself thanks to the elasticized back and straps. That is a huge win in my book.
5. Pockets. Need I say more?
6. It is sooo dang cute! And we are pining for summer over here, so bring on the rompers!

I have literally made 10 of these. No Joke. I can't believe this is the first one I have shared. I should do a photo shoot of all 10 of them between my girls....but the thought of that many photo shoots kind of makes my head spin. So here is 1/10 (well kind of 2/10 because Avery has a red check one in her size too, twinning!)

I can't believe in just a couple of short months I am going to have THREE girls to sew for. Kind of a sewing mama's dream. Girl clothes are waay more fun that boy clothes, its just a fact. And luckily I have just enough of this red check leftover to make a tiny newborn Satya Romper, I need to get on that!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A New Romper for Heidi

I have been buying a lot of floral knits lately from a facebook group. Its bad. Like really bad. The way the sales are set up, fabric goes within minutes, so you have to make split second decisions and it totally brings out the impulse shopper in me. I told you, its bad. Anyway, I recently purchased this green floral liverpool (a type of knit that has a texture, and is really sturdy). I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, because its pretty loud. 
One of my favorite pattern designers is Shwin Designs, and she came out with a new romper pattern last week, the Magil & Lil Romper. Once I saw that romper, I knew exactly what to make with my crazy green floral. Hence, Heidi's new summer romper! She loves this thing. It looks so comfortable; I wish adults could pull things off like this. Its also 100% potty friendly. She didn't need my help at all yesterday pulling it up and down for the potty. I love it when cuteness and practicality meet.


I don't think Avery could pull this off, as it is kind of a "young" looking pattern. But I might make a couple more for Heidi in some solid colors. Winner of a pattern for sure.