If you have been following my new RebekahSews Facebook page you would have seen sneak peeks of a very cool pattern suite that was released yesterday! I am very excited about this one! Could you tell? Stitchwerx Designs introduced us all to the Ainsley & Aiden Baby Suite. This suite is a set of 4 patterns, but in my opinion it feels like much more. When I think of Stitchwerx I think of thoroughness. Kim always takes the time to point the seamstress in the right direction before even sewing. In these patterns you will find a glossary of terms, tips for sewing with knits, a quick faux cover stitch tutorial, and even links to places to buy knits. The suite ranges from beginner level to intermediate level and comes in sizes Preemie-12m. Now those with bigger babies don’t feel left out. Kim is working on these in bigger sizes too, no dates as of yet though.
I got to test all the patterns and, well, I think the photos speak for themselves. I will tell you a bit about each though! First up we have the Tiddly Wink Toppers. With this pattern you can create a slouchy or square knit beanie. It’s totally reversible too! It is very easy and quick so you can easily make a bunch at once making your baby the envy of all the other bare headed wee ones!
Next up we have the Comfy Caterpillar Pants. These are an amazingly easy and fast sew. They are a confident beginner level pattern as working with knits is a bit harder than wovens. These feature a no elastic waistband and cuffed or non-cuffed pants. Really so cute!
Thirdly we have the Bitty Beetle pattern. Now this one you are really getting three patterns in one as it includes the bodysuit, tee, and gown! There are three sleeve options as well: short, long, or extra long with mitten. I just love the lap neckline as it is so much easier for dressing. I think this one is my favorite out of the bunch!!
Last but not least is the Roly Poly pattern. This pattern is just darling but is an intermediate pattern as they are fully lined and include front and back pockets. These are a great pair of pants for those ever growing babies as the legs are extra long. This means they can be cuffed to show off those cute contrasting fabrics but then can be let down as they get taller. I sewed mine just using wovens, but you can sew these with knits or even both knits and wovens.
Ready for the fun part?? I made some extra special pieces just for this tour and because I love these patterns!! One of my favorites, and now a staple, is the Bitty Beetle. I just love the gown. I made this one with short sleeves which is just perfect for the warmer months. I like to keep the bedroom on the cooler side and baby girl never likes to keep her blanket on. This keeps her covered so she is not too cold or hot! I love that the elastic at the bottom isn’t too tight too. She is able to move around in it just fine without getting frustrated. Just look at those cute baby toes peeking out!!!
It’s summer here (finally!!!) so cooler outfits are a must. So I decided to do a few modifications to meet our needs. First I wanted baby girl to have a cute pair of comfy shorts. So I used the Comfy Caterpillar and shortened them. This is the 6mo size and I was able to use the Preemie with cuff cutting line to get the length I liked. I was so lucky that I didn’t have to measure! Then for the top I made two modifications. The tee cutting lines in the pattern are straight down and meant to be more of a fitted style. I wanted something with a little more room this time in order for a flowier feel. So instead of cutting the sides on the tee lines I actually cut on the gown lines as that flares out a bit. Now I really wanted a flutter like sleeve as well. So I cut my short sleeve pattern piece in half and added extra width in order to gather to create that flutter. I think next time I might shorten the length too! Add a little appliqué and viola! You have a perfect summer outfit. There will be many more of these!!!
Don’t you just love the versatility this suite has to offer?? I know I do. You can purchase the suite on Etsy at the special bundle sale price of $18.75! That’s less than $5 per pattern! This special price is good till Friday June 20th. Now if you are feeling lucky Stitchwerx is doing a giveaway as well! Head on over to Kim’s blog to enter to win some great prizes! Also make sure you take a look at all the other bloggers on this tour. You will certainly get your daily dose of cuteness from them!!!
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