You guys, I had the immense pleasure of testing a pattern lately… and it wasn’t just any pattern… it was a pattern designed by someone that I admire quite a bit… you’ve heard me gush about Celina from Petit à Petit & Family before, haven’t you? Well, this pattern was designed by Ms. Bailey herself. Yes, I am talking about the Ash Jumpsuit by the pattern collective Willow & Co. which releases it’s first collection, Wanderlust, on Tuesday, April 22nd.
Celina can be very proud of this pattern. Not only is it very different from anything else out there, it also comes with impeccable instructions and amazing digital illustrations for all steps. And the fact that it goes all the way to size 12 makes it a big winner in my book!
The jumpsuit you see here is a size 11, one piece version with pockets.
And what is that amazing tuxedo stripe you see on the seam of the pants? That my friend is actually born out of a silly little mistake on my part. If you’re Canadian, you will totally understand my frustration with the imperial and metric systems. Oh, it’s not that I don’t know how to use them. Au contraire! Canadians seem to go back and forth seamlessly between the two systems. However, when following a sewing pattern, it pays to be consistent and stick with one and only one. Well, this sewist ended up chopping off an inch instead of a centimetre off the side of the pants. Oops! Even though the pattern offers sufficient ease to absorb my silly little mistake, I decided to try something different and add a 2cm silky stripe at the side (well a full 4cm if you add the seam allowance needed). And voilà! A sweet little tuxedo stripe! Not bad for a mistake, no?
I have to admit that photoshoots with Maïan are so much more enjoyable that with the little ones, hahaha! I could have photographed her all day! Very proud of my little tween, especially lately as just last week, we found out that she was accepted in a highly competitive academic and leadership program for next year in grade 7. Just watch out for this girl… she is going far in life! Je t’aime ma belle Maïan!