We're back with another review!! We took a little break to focus on the sale (we didn't think you would mind!) Did you score some patterns you've had on your wish list for awhile?? Hopefully so!! Now to find time to sew everything up...
Luckily it's summer, and if you're like me, your schedule magically opens up once school lets out. That means more time for playing outside with the kids, keeping up with housework, and sewing! Yay!!
If you have a little bitty princess to sew for, this one is a must! This is the Heirloom Ruffled Overalls from Monkeysbug PDF Patterns. There's so much you can do to embellish it and make it appropriate for all types of weather! The cutest (optional) ruffled pockets are included with the pattern, and you can make the overalls in either a shorts length or full length! Gotta love options! And since this is our latest and greatest featured pattern, we are offering it for 25% off!!
Let's take a look at the review sent in to us by Lisa!
Pattern Review of: Monkeysbug Heirloom Ruffled Overalls
Size Range: NB-24m
Size I made: 3-6 months
Fabric I used: 100% cotton Cherry Print & Gingham
Hi Everyone, I am Lisa and I share my sewing adventures at: http://mommysapronstrings.blog
I have 3 boys and 2 girls, from 2-17, but I made this sunsuit for my little God-daughter, Ella. She is 4 1/2 months old and weighs 14 lbs. I made a 3-6 month size, and while it had room to fit this summer, it also looked good right now.
From cutting to finishing, this little cutie only took about 2 hours (and that's with interruptions from my kids!). This could easily be made during naptime. I like this pattern for several reasons: it is quick and easy, the results are adorable, it comes in long or short versions, and it would be cute with or without a shirt underneath. It could work for any season. My favorite thing are the leg ruffles- just adorable on chubby baby legs!
This pattern had good directions, and the pattern pieces fit together properly. It had a little hint to add a fold of ribbon in the back casing so you can identify front from back. It's these little tricks that really add to a pattern so even experienced seamstresses can learn something new!
This is a pattern with a lot of scope for variations. I used 2 separate shoulder ties, to have a bow on each shoulder. There are directions to add pockets. You could definitely embellish with machine embroidery. You could use ribbon ties to make this an even quicker project. I whipped up a quick headband to coordinate and found little red shoes. Even though Ella wasn't thrilled to have her picture taken, she looks great in this romper!
I could not agree more! Little Miss Ella does look pretty darn great in this romper! That cherry fabric is just too sweet!
This style of romper/overalls is easy and comfy to wear. It's light and doesn't cling to baby's body like something more fitted would, which makes it a great option for especially warm days. Oh my stars, I can't quit looking at those baby cheeks! Whew... is anyone else getting baby fever?!?! Back to what I was saying, sometimes those big, ruffly dresses aren't the best option to beat the heat in, KWIM? These overalls are just as stylish and don't swallow the baby whole ;)
I think for today's Pair It Up portion, we'll do some cute shoes and an option for the boys ;)
I am obsessed with the idea of making coordinating shoes to go with all the cute clothes I sew up. Alas, my sweet Lu has been
If you've got a little guy you don't want to leave out (why should sissy get all the mommy-mades?) sew up a pair of overalls for him, too! We love The Buttons & Buckles Overall & Shortall from Fishsticks Designs! These can fit the little buddies sizes NB- 4T. Several options are given for the strap and crotch closures that make getting dressed a breeze! The shortall length is great for summer, and you can easily pair the overall (pants) length with a long-sleeved undershirt for cold weather. Just adorable!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Don't forget you can get the Heirloom Ruffled Overalls for 25% off for the next few days! Be sure to check out our other reviews, too, while you're here! You can find the link at the top of the page :)
Go sew something magical!!