I am a huge admirer of Celina's work. Her incredible Pinterest boards have provided me with so much inspiration over the years. Her lifestyle photography on her personal Instagram page is absolutely stunning. And her patterns are truly exceptional. Celina has such great style!
It was hard to decide which of her patterns to make, but I landed on her Ash Jumpsuit (pants) pattern. I had wanted to sew these pants for Tia since last year. I knew they would be so her.
Tia is probably my most 'fancy' daughter. To give you an example, before we left for vacation, she jotted down a list of what she was going to pack and wear each day, right down to the shoes and accessories. She loves to wear dresses and told me she doesn't wear jeans. "Well, unless I was visiting a farm... then I might wear jeans," she qualified as she bounced off.
The Ash pants are perfect for her - fancier than jeans or leggings, but still practical for bike rides and hand stands! She wore this outfit on Sunday, but asked if I could wash it that evening so she could wear it again to their homeschool co-op the next day.
I found this fabric at Craft South while we were visiting Nashville. I loved the color and had been scouring the Internet looking for something similar prior to that trip. It's a quilting cotton - a Freespirit cotton, which had a bit of a sheen and felt somewhat like a lawn.
I knew it would be a gamble to sew pants in a quilting cotton, but I loved the color so much that I had to try it. Personally, I wouldn't recommend it as a first choice. The drape is fine, but the material wrinkles and creases so much. I have found that certain fabrics, like linen or double gauze wrinkle in a pleasing way. I wouldn't say the same is true of quilting cottons. It's one of the reasons I don't use them too often in my garment sewing anymore.
But I already have another pair of Ash pants cut out in linen and plan to make more in fabrics that are better suited for this pattern : rayon, chambray, linen, or even double gauze. I'll call this my wearable muslin and gateway drug into many more Ash jumpsuit pants. :D
The fit of the pattern is great. And the pants have pockets! Tia was so delighted to discover the pockets! I had forgotten how much my girls love pockets.
She kept filling them up with her nature treasures. In the photo below, you can see the pockets are out. She accidentally pulled them out because she had been filling and unfilling them so often.
The top is the Flashback Skinny tee and I am so hooked on this pattern, too! But I'll save that for another post! I made four of these tees over the weekend! Both of these patterns will definitely be making another appearance here soon.
This month you can get 20% off of all of Celina's patterns with the discount code : BLOCKPARTY .
If you would like to follow along to see the other garments made from Celina's beautiful collection of patterns, you can do so here.
Nov. 1st - Sweetkm | Nov. 2nd - The Sara Project | Nov. 3rd - La Folie | Nov. 4th - Hello Holli | Nov. 5th - Chalk and Notch | Nov. 6th - Sewing Like Mad | Nov. 7th - Beatnik Kids | Nov. 8th - Stitched Together | Nov. 9th - Coffee and Thread | Nov. 10th - Made by Toya | Nov. 11th - Stahlarbeit | Nov. 12th - Lily en Woody | Nov. 13th - My Petite Sophie | Nov. 14th - Handmade Frenzy | Nov. 15th - Paisley Roots | Nov. 16th - While she was sleeping | Nov. 17th - My Cozy co | Nov. 18th - A Jennuine Life | Nov. 19th - Knee Socks and Goldilocks | Nov. 20th - Sanae Ishida | Nov. 21st - Little Cumquat | Nov. 22nd - Gaafmachine | Nov. 23rd - Craftstorming | Nov. 24th - Made by Sara | Nov. 25th - Buzzmills | Nov. 26th - Bartacks and Singletrack | Nov. 27th - Moineau & Petit Pois | Nov. 28th - Naii | Nov. 29th - Just Add Fabric | Nov. 30th - Mie Made Memories | Enjoyful Makes | Dec. 1st - Petit a Petit and Family