Monday, August 31, 2015

Paneled Sunsuit Pattern Tour...It's More Than Just a Sunsuit!

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Welcome to this stop on the 'Not Just a Sunsuit" by Call Ajaire Tour!
Today I wanted to show you a simple way you can add to that Back To School/Fall wardrobe, that is quick and easy, thanks to this new amazing and very versatile pattern by Call Ajaire

But I really think you could call this pattern "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" get a ton of options with this pattern. So much so, I'm not going to break it down for you like a normal pattern review...I just wouldn't be able to give an honest review or do it justice.  So for our stop we have the Maxi Skirt option (just 1 of the 9 options!).

When I showed the girls all of the options, they were most excited about the maxi skirt...they have both been begging me to make them one, so this was the perfect excuse.

I feel bad, after seeing all of the amazing variations of the pattern on the rest of the tour, that I probably chose the simplest option there was, but it's what they that is what they got.

I actually used knit jersey and sewed up a size 12 and a size 10...yes my littlest is moving into tween sizes, yikes!

To keep it loose and flowy, I omitted the pockets...and by doing so, I think this pattern sewed up faster than it took me to tape it together!
And the great thing about this skirt is that you could dress it up or down and wear it with layers for the winter.  I love how my girls styled their's for the comfy looking, which is just what a maxi skirt should be. My husband calls them more formal sweatpants.
Just look at that stripe matching...pat on the back to me!
Tons of options!!!
Easy to follow instructions that come together quickly
So many ways to make it fit the needs/wants of your daughter...pockets, piping, lengthening/shortening
This fabric didn't repeat as much, so I wasn't able to match the stripes...hopefully it doesn't look to off. She didn't mind
Because there are so many options, the pattern itself is a little overwhelming and because of so many choices and the fact that it goes from newborn to size 12...the option to print in layers would have been a welcome one for this pattern.

Ugly: Nothing
So for the Maxi Skirt at least I give this a 4 Lightening Bolt rating!

And here Sophia is showing you just how comfy they are...they still allow you to MOVE!

Major Mama was part of the test group for the pattern and here is her version of the sunsuit:

I'm kind of loving the color combination and just how comfy it looks!  Her biggest recommendation is to pay special attention when attaching the straps and two bodice pieces.  The pattern has a neat trick to make all the seams on the inside, but if you get ahead of the instructions, you could goof it all up.

So if you are interested in the Not Just a Sunsuit pattern, you should try your luck at the give-a-way and then go check out all of the other amazing creations!

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Monday August 24th:  Max California | Filles à Maman | Hey June | House of Estrela
Tuesday August 25th: Skirt Fixation | Gracious Threads | Kimmie Sew Crazy | Shaffer Sisters
Wednesday August 26th: Kid Approved | Pinkel | Falafel and the Bee | Once Upon a Sewing Machine
Thursday August 27th: Buzzmills | Pattern Revolution | Sprouting JubeJube | Handmade Martini
Friday August 28th: That's Sew Kari | Lulu & Celeste | Paisley Roots | Modern Handmade

Monday August 31st: Sew Cool for the Tween Scene | Kadiddlehopper | Imagine Gnats | Nap Time Creations
Tuesday September 1st: My Sweet Sunshine | Straight Stitch Designs | Handmade Boy | That's What She Crafted
Wednesday September 2nd: Climbing the Willow | Rebel & Malice | GYCT Designs | Two-Many
Thursday September 3rd: The Crazy Tailor | sewVery | Just Add Fabric | Delia Creates
Friday September 4th: A Jennuine Life | Conversas de Hermanas | Made by Sara | Not Sew Fast


  1. My daughter has been asking for a maxi skirt as well. I should just bite the bullet and sew her one since we haven't found any we like in stores. At least with this pattern, I'd have other options for the price!

  2. Thanks so much for being on the tour! What a nice review :)


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