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
Tia is gorgeous! And your pictures are stunning! 💛💛💛💛Pants are looking fabulous!ReplyDelete
My goodness Rachel...your photos!!! I mean, they are always stunning but these ones....wow, they might be my favorite. And your gorgeous most fancy girl....I love it! The outfit is perfection, so classy! I would never have thought of making pants in that color but they are so good. And stripes...well, you know what I think about them ;-)ReplyDelete
Stripes forever! :D Thank you, Mie! <3Delete
Rachel, thank you so much! You inspire me tremendously too. And I couldn't love this more. <3 I adore the stripes and that perfect colour for the pants. Your daughter is beautiful and love that she is fancy! I am so lucky our paths have crossed, hopefully one day we will actually meet.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful daughter in a great outfit. I really love the warm colours in these pictures. My girl doesn't like jeans that much either. You just convinced me to give the pattern a try when spring makes it appearance again.ReplyDelete
I hope you like it as much as we do! <3 I made two more pairs this weekend!Delete
So gorgeous! I especially love the butterfly picture!ReplyDelete
I too would have not been able to walk past that colour <3 It is a perfect choice, really. Love how fancy Tia is :)ReplyDelete
I love this so much, Rachel! Your photos of your beautiful daughter are breathtaking. I love how fancy she is and her sense of style is perfection. And her smile has got to be the best accessory :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Emi! Her smile is my favorite too! I love the way you put that! <3Delete
Beautiful ! And your photos are wonderful !ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by! <3Delete
When I grow up I wanna be an amazing sewing mama like you :) such awesome pants - I would wear these! Gorgeous shots of Tia as always - she's so photogenic!ReplyDelete
Ah, such a cute and practical outfit! And Tia is just beautiful. I love her love of fashion! (I was like that as a kid, and obviously, still am to a degree.) And I love her love of pockets and natural materials. I missed this post in the election hubbub, it's nice to come back and read it now. Your writing voice is so soothing and lovely.ReplyDelete
Such a great outfit my dear! Love the colour combo. Beautiful photos of beautiful Tia. <3 You inspired me to make a pair of Ash pants this weekend. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Ines! <3 I made two more this weekend too!Delete
I keep saying it, but this child........beautiful. Lovely sewing again mamaReplyDelete
I remember seeing this pattern before and thought it was cute. Well, you sold it to me now! I'm off to buy it and spend the rest of my evening repinning everything she has on Pinterest!ReplyDelete