Tis the season for rompers! – Pattern testing for Thread Faction Studio.

I have always been so fond of rompers (most of us are right?!?) but never got around to making one. I was on the lookout for romper patterns when I got an email from¬†Thread Faction Studio in response to a testing call I had applied a while ago. As soon as I saw the line drawing, I knew I had to make it ūüôā

I am so excited to share with you guys, the romper #110  from Thread Faction Studio. This romper is part of the new Spring/Summer Collection, SS2016 which is the perfect assortment of beach and lounge wear knit patterns for girls sizes 2-10. Head on over to the SS2016 look book for a glimpse of all the patterns in this fun collection.

The #110 is a simple summer romper with flutter sleeves and a bound placket with a button and loop closure. With a great tutorial and helpful illustrations, this pattern with a relaxed fit bodice and cuffed shorts comes together perfectly. Here’s how ours¬†turned out!

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Never mind that she decided to keep dancing rather than stand still for a few pictures but this romper turned out exactly as I visualized it when I looked at the line drawings. Don’t little girls in rompers make for an adorable sight?

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The striped jersey was from Hancock fabrics obtained a while ago while the ditsy floral jersey that I used for an earlier project was from last year’s Girl Charlee Knit fix. The pattern has enough ease that my little one can slip in and out of it quite effortlessly.

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This pattern with precisely drafted pattern pieces and good instructions is fairly easy to construct. I like the little details in this pattern like the cuffed shorts and the gathered flutter sleeves. One thing I do wish the pattern came with, was the option to make this romper in¬†pants or capris length but it’s an easy enough hack that I might try it some day.

The #110 romper released today as part of the SS2016 collection and is on sale now (aff)

And because it has become an unavoidable habit of mine to make 2 (or more) of every pattern I sew, here’s another version for you guys. I used a teal reversible knit from Jo ann fabrics and love how it turned out ūüôā


I quite like the look of this neckline with the binding, and it makes for a much neater finish both inside and out. This was such a comfortable outfit for my always-on-the-go toddler, she stayed in it all day long!


and here’s a picture of the back, because I have to show you the cute “handmade with love” button I used ūüôā

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And that’s it you guys! If you love the pattern, go get it here¬†on sale price (just over $6 USD) and its even cheaper if you get the whole collection¬†($21.50 USD for all 7 patterns) (aff).





Samantha & Sammy Swing dresses for Mommy & Daughter

Look what we have on the blog today! Matching swing dresses!! Even the usually exhausting task of getting pictures of my never-still toddler was not only effortless but absolutely wonderful. It helps to have beautiful weather of course and an amazingly patient husband ūüôā

Before I get ahead of myself and show you pictures of our swing dresses in action, here’s some details about the pattern itself.

The Sammy is a chic A-line swing dress¬†which comes in high-low and regular hemlines and can be made in tunic or dress length. Marisa¬†the designer at Laela Jeyne Patterns¬†has added to the versatility in this pattern with the inclusion of a¬†racerback neckline and a cowl in addition to the regular sleeved style with cap, short, elbow, and long sleeve options. Teamed¬†with boots and leggings it’s the perfect spring outfit!


This gorgeous floral is a club knit jersey from Raspberry creek fabrics¬† which I’d been hoarding for a while until¬†my newly-obsessed-with-pink daughter screamed ‘PHEEEENK flowers mamma!!!’



The Sammy dress PDF pattern (sizes 6M-14) is currently on sale for $5.95 and can be purchased here (aff link)

The Samantha is the ladies version of the Sammy swing dress with the same stylish silhouette and a dramatic hi-low hemline (along with a regular hemline) in both tunic and dress lengths. Along with the super cool racer-back neckline and cowl neck, it also has the added option of a built-in bra. Included in the pattern are detailed instructions on customizing the fit for Full Bust Adjustments, Wide/Narrow Shoulder Adjustments, and blending between sizes. The Samantha PDF pattern comes in sizes XS-XXL (0-22) and can be purchased here at a sale price of $6.50 (aff link).


I used a medium weight cotton jersey from Girl Charlee fabrics for my Samantha swing dress and loved how sturdy it was.


Both patterns come with well- written instructions with pictures or computer illustrations to explain the construction method. All information on how to print with layers, detailed fabric layout and yardage and size charts is included in this trimless pattern formatted for printing on both US letter and A4 paper.

Now for our weekend fun pictures in our matching swing dresses!



The Samantha and Sammy swing dresses are available as a bundle here for $11.50 (aff link).

The Sammy, Samantha and the mommy – daughter bundle PDF patterns are on sale till the end of the week after which they return to regular prices!

Get a copy of your pattern and start making some adorable swing dresses to add to your spring wardrobe!!

For more inspiration check out these fabulous versions of Sammy and Samantha swing dresses:

Check out Cassandra’s uber chic racer-back tunic and her adorable daughter’s floral Sammy tunic¬†here.

See Sofia’s darling version of her doll in her Racerback tunic here.

Larissa’s version of the Sammy with the lettuce hem on her teen daughter is fabulous. Read her take on it here.

Read about Tyler -and Kristen Rowlan’s version here. Their matching dresses and pictures are just too cute for words.

I have lost count of how many gorgeous racer-back tunics and dresses Kim sewed up last week. All her Samantha and Sammy tunics in their floral gorgeousness here.

I love Elizabeth’s racer-back dress with the contrast binding.