I visited my daughter-in-law in the month of July and one of the things we looked forward to during the visit was a fabric shop nearby that was supposed to have all the fun fabric lines we love. So, we drove to the shop and weren’t we surprised to find out that it really isn’t a quilt shop. The store is Sew Blessed and it specializes more in children’s clothing. We had a great time! Kim is fat quarter obsessed, so she spent her time making FQ decisions. I was more interested in the array of patterns. This shop had more unique patterns than I had ever seen. After spending a few hours (and I mean literally), we went home happy. Well, sort of happy. I kept thinking about the one pattern I liked so much and didn’t buy. Thankfully, I have a super nice daughter-in-law and she agreed to go back to the shop the next day. This sunsuit (#132) is not the exact one I wanted (they were out of #115, which is a bubble suit), but I knew that I could make this sunsuit work.
I chose the fabric line Al Fresco because of the amount of scrap fabric I had and because I knew Kate had a smock dress I had made from this line as well. This way the girls could be somewhat matching (which my daughter seems to like).
As you can see, this pattern has several sizes -3 month all the way to 24 months. I decided to make a copy on freezer paper because I knew that this was a pattern I wouldn be using over and over.
Now I have my own pattern in 3 month size and I am able to save the original pattern. The outfits in the store had really cute pins, buttons, trims and bows. I found this tutorial from Pink Paper Peppermints and used it for a pin to place on the bodice of this sunsuit.
And here is the final sunsuit all ready for Caroline to wear.