Hello dear Petit a Petit readers! Today I bring you a Mashup between two of my favorite patterns ever: the Ash Jumpsuit and the Tip Top, Tunic & Dress. It's been months since this idea formed in my head but my slow pace, ahem, ok super slow led us to today. ;)
I've made both patterns a few times already so this was a no brainer. However I choose to make this in a lightweight rayon challis from my local fabric shop, which isn't in my list of fabrics I like (have the ability) to sew with, but it was so perfect for this project that I got some courage and #justdidit. heheh
(Note: I had to go to Andreia's blog to get the correct fabric designation because as usual I forgot to ask when I bought it LOL; thank you for always saving me my dear. heheh)
I didn't have to change much, I just gathered the hem on the Tip Top main pieces to match the Ash shorts pieces and went from there, basically following the given instructions. Well I would have followed the instructions for the waistline too, but a little serger accident (I almost died when I saw it) made me have to sew the waistband pieces (elastic casing) on the outside of the jumpsuit. I don't really mind and the balloon effect kind of hides it anyway sooo, all good. ;) Phew
I recommend making this in lightweight fabrics so that the balloon effect doesn't go crazy, or alternatively you can remove a bit of fabric from the top by slashing and overlapping the pattern pieces a bit and smoothing the hem curve. You can do it at the cutting line included in the pattern for the front and back panels version.
For this to work I made the elasticized neckline version of Tip Top, it passes through her hips and shoulders easily so she can get dressed or take it out without help. Perfect summer outfit!
M. loved it so much! She's getting really fond of shorts and pants so I guess there will be more of these; maybe a lightweight jersey version? I like that idea. :D After the first fit I wanted to make the shorts a bit shorter but she said no. Yep, she's starting to have a say and I try to listen. ;)
This was a total win by my books, and I really hope you liked it and consider giving it a try. ;) It's so great to add more versions to the patterns we already love. <3
You can get both the Ash Jumpsuit and the Tip Top at Petit a Petit shop (here).
Until next time. Hugs. <3