This year has been one of personal growth. I've plunged into the PDF world, pattern testing and sewing like a woman on a mission! I have the privilege of discovering new pattern companies and I'm pleased to introduce a brand new one! One I believe who will give some of those big names a run for their money! I love the contemporary boho look that shines from the Autumn collection of Petite Stitchery.
This first romper is actually a mash of two of Petite Stitchery's patterns. The Ruby Romper and the Maize Top/Dress.
Ruby is available in sizes newborn to 3T and Maize is available in newborn to 12 girls.
For this mash, I took the top bodice of the Maize and chose the 3/4 length sleeve. I then simply used the bottom half of the Ruby romper.
I opted for a snap crotch for easy toilet trips and I made my version with the short legs. There is also a full length alternative included in the pattern.
The back keyhole closure is fixed either with a button or ties - both options have clear instructions and are easy to execute.
The Ruby Romper is an easy sew and would suit any adventurous beginner. It is a great suit to dress up or down. I used a quilting cotton fabric & cotton chambray for mine.
I made a faux bib and belt to decorate my romper.
The Ruby & Maize patterns come with layered pattern printing options - which I personally love!
While I have yet to sew the original Ruby romper, the standard pattern comes with an elasticated back and halter neck tie bodice.
This is the Maize tunic - the pattern also includes a dress length version. Again, I've added my own embellishments and really, skys the limit with personalization! Something I really love about sewing.
I chose to sew the high-low skirt. As you can see, it is gently sloping. Shorter at the front & gradually longer in the back.
The pattern also includes a curved skirt edge alternative, which is longer at the front and back, then comes up at the sides.
|"Duck for cover!"|
As mentioned above, the keyhole closure can be tied or buttoned. For the top I decided to showcase the tied option.
The Maize has three sleeve length options. Short (as shown), 3/4 length and full length. The sleeves are cuffed - however, without too much altering, could be turned into elasticated puff sleeves if desired. (Which I do - so stay tuned for my next Maize!)
Maize also has directions for pockets! So all those precious treasures can be collected and stored!
I really love the simplicity of Maize - such a beautiful top/dress with minimal effort required. This sew would suit even a beginner sewist.
|A cheeky fellow we spotted on our walk at the park. (Australian Magpie)|
I love the Maize tunic paired with some cute bubble shorts, check out the Rose Bubble Shorts or Mummykins & Me Berry Bubble Shorts
Stay tuned for more Petite Stitchery in the future! I have a good feeling this company will go far! To view the whole collection, click HERE
If you would like to purchase Maize, do so HERE
If you would like to purchase Ruby, do so HERE
To read more and see more, please visit some of the other wonderful testers blogs....
Kristen of My Sew Inspired Life
Nathalie of Seams Normal
Lesley of Frullemieke