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Lullaby Line Pattern Tour: overalls and bodysuit review [and a giveaway!]

Today I’m joining up with the Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop lullaby line tour! I’ve blogged about many Peek-a-boo patterns in the past [Coastal Craze shorts and Lazy Day rompers here, the Classic Oxford here, just to name a few], and I haven’t met one I didn’t like.

The Lullaby Line is no exception. I sewed up the bodysuit and the overalls [affiliate links], and well, they make this cute baby even cuter, if I do say so myself.

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The Lullaby Line is sold as a bundle [affiliate link] with every pattern you could need for baby basics or you can purchase each pattern individually. The patterns include the bodysuit and lap tee, shorts/pants, hat/mittens, gown, baby and toddler sleepsack, and the overalls. A couple are just for babies [like the gown and the hat/mittens], but some of these patterns go up to size 4T, and the sleepsack goes up to a 5/6.

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I was pretty psyched to sew the bodysuit. I mean, babies pretty much live in these things. And if you don’t have a baby, you probably know someone having one who will need like fifteen million bodysuits.

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I upcycled one of my hubby’s old shirts, and it came together super quickly and easily. My almost 11month old is a little peanut, so I sewed the 9month size, but used the 12month length, since he wears cloth diapers. I also added longer cuffs to the sleeves.

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The overalls are fantastic. They can be made in nearly every fabric [knit, woven, fleece, corduroy…] and have some options to girly them up too. And I think even a beginning sewer could sew these up with Amy’s clear pictures and instructions.

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He’s pretty content to be ruffle-free, though. I sewed the 9month size again, but with the 12month length, so he has some room to grow. I will probably add another snap setting on the strap, because the top is a little big on him. But like I said, he’s itty bitty. :)

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They have these great side vents and you can add pockets in the front and/or the back. I think that overalls are a great way to showcase a super cute print. Like this mushroom fabric. Mushrooms! So adorable. [I got it from Drawstring Studio, though she doesn’t have it in stock right now]

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I love sewing comfy clothes for my kiddos, that they can nap and play in without being restricted. I love that about Peek-a-boo patterns!

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Who can look at a baby post without a close-up of baby toes??!

Make sure you pop over to the Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop blog to see more Lullaby Line reviews and adorable outfits! You can also click on the graphic above to go directly to the participating blogs.

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But wait, there’s more! Three super lucky winners will win a $50 gift certificate to Peek-a-boo Patterns! Woot!!

 Click here to enter the giveaway

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Classic Oxford Button-Up [Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop Tour!]

Thanks for stopping by today! If you’re here from Naptime Crafters and the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop tour, welcome!

Peek-a-Boo Patterns has such a wide variety of kid patterns – for boys and girls. [Hooray for boy patterns!] When I got the chance to be part of Amy’s fall tour, I knew I had to try out the Classic Oxford.

Classic Oxford // If Only They Would Nap

I’m not going to lie… I was a little nervous. It looked a little complicated, but I was up for the challenge.

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It turned out so.darn.cuuuuuute.

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This pattern is definitely not for beginners. There were a few times I got frustrated with it [the sleeves just did not want to fit properly into the armhole – but Amy has tweaked the pattern pieces, so hopefully the next time it will go much smoother] and it wasn’t a quick sew, but I really love how it looks in the end. And the fit is spot on.

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I used this ridiculously fabulous fabric [Weekends by Erin McMorris for Free Spirit – purchased from Drawstring Studio], paired with some oh-so-lovely green linen fabric to accent.

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My machine and I were in a fight while I was sewing [which I was losing…], so I decided to forgo the button holes and use KAM Snaps And hellooo, buttons + a three-year-old who doesn’t like to dress himself = my nightmare.

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Overall, the pattern gives you a super professional looking shirt. And there are so many ways you can personalize it. [recognize the Rockstar Pants from jeggings fabric? Tutorial found here]

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Seriously, how adorable is he in this shirt? I definitely need to make more of these. Hmm, I’m thinking some coordinating Christmas button-ups for all the boys?

Make sure you pop over to Naptime Crafters and check out all the other stops on the fall tour.

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On Saturday, head back to Naptime Crafters to enter for a 10-pattern pack giveaway! [free patterns!! lots of exclamation points!!!] Plus, you can vote for your favorite look on the tour. The winning look gets a prize, so obviously you want to vote for me. Please. ;)

And, as if that wasn’t enough excitement, the Hang Time Basketball Shorts are on sale for only $4 today.

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Happy sewing, friends!

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. I receive a teeny percentage of any purchases you make through these links. I received this pattern in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Coastal Craze Baggies and Lazy Days Romper [peekaboo pattern shop tour!]

Hi friends! Today I’m excited to be a part of Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop’s summer tour! Amy has an amazing stock of children’s patterns. There’s something for everyone in every season.

Disclosure: I’m an affiliate of Peek-a-boo Patterns. I received these patterns in exchange for my review. All opinions are honest and my own, and this post contains affiliate links.

coastal craze baggies and lazy days romper Click here to visit Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop.

As I mentioned in this post, my kids are in need of some more summer clothes. So I knew I needed to sew up the Coastal Craze Baggies for my older boys and the Lazy Days Romper for my littlest ones.

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Find the Coastal Craze Baggies here.

DSC_0627My five-and-a-half-year-old is super tall and skinny, so I made his with a size four waistband and a size six length. They fit perfectly. I upcycled an old sweatshirt for the shorts and the stripe fabric [which matches his brother’s romper!] is from Girl Charlee.

DSC_0638My three-year-old’s are made from a woven [Michael Miller that I got from Anna awhile ago]. The 3T size was a perfect fit for him. This pattern goes all the way up to size 12, so we’ll be able to use this for a long time!

DSC_0645The romper went together really smoothly. It’s a little bit time consuming, with all the little arm and leg bands, plus the snap facings. But it’s worth it, because it is seriously cute. My son will be two at the end of July, and he fits nicely in the 24 month size. He wears cloth diapers, though, so it’s definitely a little snug. Since that is the largest size, I’ll probably extend the romper a little bit for him next time.

DSC_0632And baby got a romper too! This fabric [also from Girl Charlee] you might recognize from my Sew in Tune rockstar look.

DSC_0679He’s three months and fits perfectly in the three month size [even with cloth diapers!], though I’ll probably size up for the next one, just so he can wear it for the whole summer.

You can find the Lazy Days Romper pattern here.

DSC_0597Don’t they look set for summer? [some more enthusiastic than others…]

Make sure you check out all the other stops on the Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop tour! These ladies have all been sewing up some lovely things for their littles!

And what would a pattern tour be without a super fun giveaway? Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop is giving away a ten-pack of patterns to THREE lucky winners! So fun! Amy has designed such a wide variety of patterns for boys and girls, and every one has clear step-by-step instructions with photos that are easy to follow.
Click here to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Lil’ Long Johns [Peekaboo Pattern Shop Holiday Tour!]

Welcome to day one of the Peekaboo Pattern Shop Holiday Tour!

I was so excited to get to review the Lil’ Long Johns pattern from Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop. You know those outfits that you put your kids in that just melt you? This is one of those.

[The baby blues might have a little bit to do with the melting, too…]

These jammies are one-piece from top to bottom. With a button placket at the top and an optional snap closure for easy diaper changes.

But since the pattern goes up to size eight [eight! so awesome!], the pattern gives directions for how to make them without the snaps.

I made these from an XXL men’s clearance T-shirt. My plan was to make matching ones for my other kiddos [and I still hope to!], but apparently my prego brain cannot read patterns correctly, and I cut the fabric incorrectly… twice. No fault in the pattern – just blame the baby mama!

Also? Vintage green buttons. Love.

And a blurry picture of the cutest baby bum ever. Eek! So cute!

I’d say that the Lil’ Long Johns pattern falls in the intermediate sewing category. If you’ve done some clothing construction before, you can definitely handle this pattern. And while using a serger would make it faster, you could totally use a regular machine to sew this up. The pattern includes pictures and descriptions to help you follow the directions, which are super helpful. [as long as you don’t have baby-brain taking away your ability to cut fabric correctly..]

Overall, I was really impressed with this pattern. I will definitely be sewing more of these jammies for all my boys!

But what’s a super awesome pattern tour without a super awesome giveaway? Amy of Naptime Crafters and Peek-a-boo Patterns is giving away ALL of her patterns that are in the Holiday Pattern Tour! One lucky winner gets every.single.one. Eek!

You can enter the amazing giveaway at Naptime Crafters by clicking here! [seriously, go do it!]

And if you don’t win, or if you just can’t wait to find out if you won, today is the last day of Peek-a-boo Patterns big sale. And you can get 25% off all week with code: hohoho

And be sure to check out all the other fantastic ladies who are also on tour [I said it like that so I could sound kinda rockstar-ish. Not sure it worked.]

Today:
The Sewing Loft
If Only They Would Nap [oh hey, you’re here!]
Nap Time Crafters

Tuesday:
Sew Country Chick
Sewing Mama RaeAnna

Wednesday:
sewVery
Melly Sews
Caila Made

Thursday:
Sew a Straight Line
Alida Makes

Friday:
Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Girl.Inspired