08 Sep Elvelyckan Design x ChiChiRomeo+Me Part I
Julie In Fabric Heaven
When the nice folks over at Elvelyckan Design asked me if I would be willing to sew up some pieces with their fabric, I was more than ready for the challenge.
I’ve worked with their knits before and they’re just too good to pass on.
The prints are child-friendly, but not too whimsical for my taste (and style), while the quality is superb. I’ve made a dress and a shirt that you might have seen on my Instagram before. Both took several turns in the washing machine and still look brand new.
As far as patterns are concerned…I was looking for something simple and straight forward. Just to let the print do all the talking and to create a few every day pieces the kids can wear to school and feel comfortable in.
Not my first time sewing this pattern and I’m still loving it. It’s super easy and quick to sew. You could make a couple of these in a day what comes in VERY handy when sewing for more than one kiddo.
The tutorial is easy to follow and the garment’s fit is spot on. I just tend to generally size up, to get a bit of an oversized look.
This one could be considered ’self-drafted‘, I guess.
It’s basically just two rectangular pieces with a free-styled yoke, ribbing at the bottom and leftover jersey for the strings.
I was going for a loose fit, so exact measurements weren’t necessary at all.
A variation of my go-to pattern for harem pants! I SO love this pattern. You can make these pants/the skirt with any type of fabric…woven or knit, light-weight for summer time or warm and cozy for fall/winter paired with leggings.
The tutorial is super detailed with lots of tips for even more variations, so no two pieces look the same.
Top: Gold Solid Jersey
So this is it. A simple, not too childish outfit that she can wear all year. Made in a day and hopefully loved for a long time!
I had to whip something up for Romeo and Ashley as well, of course. I’ll show their outfits in the next couple of days. All the pieces are somewhat interchangeable. Pretty much like a capsule collection of sorts, right?