Last week Heidi, with Elegance and Elephants did a call for pattern testers for her new, Bubble Pocket Top and Spin Skirt and I was so lucky to be picked again.
Poppy Dress/Tunic, Waves of Summer Tunic) and they are my favorite because of how well they lay. I think that lined tops give a high end look and beautiful finishes, but they can be HARD and a total pain in the bottom. The way Heidi wrote this pattern for the top give a beautiful lining without much work or stress. When I finished putting the back together I was tempted to fly to Canada and hug her and thank her personally for making it so easy (instead I just instagrammed her a thank you).
I love the bubble pocket on this pattern, it is perfect for the picking up and stashing stage milestone Boston recently reached. I added my own flair to the bubble pockets, I embellished the right side pocket with an embroidered butterfly. I drew it with a tracing pen. For the head of the butterfly I did french knots, for the wings chain stitches and for the body satin stitched.
When I began this project, I decided on two things: 1) I wanted exciting pieces that would work well together or make great stand alone pieces.
Do you want to make your own Spin Skirt with Playsuit Bloomers?
Prep: Print pages (16, 17, 21-24, 26-28, 30-32) of the Playsuit pattern. Attach pocket lining pattern piece to outside front, lining up at the curve.
Finish edge of leg. Turn edge 1/2" and run 3 rows of shirring 1/8 of an inch apart starting 3/8" from the folded edge.
Try them on the model.
As I tried them on Boston, I had to make no adjustments to the length because the shirring kept them tight to her upper thigh. Put the shorts off to the side until you have completed Step 3 on Heidi's Spin Skirt pattern Attaching the Skirt. Now attach the bloomers to the waistband.
I think that this pattern is bound to be a favorite, because of how easy Heidi made it to achieve high end finishes. This outfit is something I am going to be proud to put Boston in until she out grows it and then I am going to whip out another because this pattern respects and enables a child's need for movement. Head over to Elegance & Elephants, and buy this pattern because it is that good. (Today she is giving away 3, so enter to win and if you don't buy the pattern). I am giving it five stars, two thumbs up, and a must own pattern for a little girl!!!
PS. Before you go, you might have noticed Boston's hair was a little wet and crazy in her skirt and yellow top pictures; that can be explained faster with the help of pictures. Boston loves her brother...