Stray Cat Strut: Lil Luxe Collection Holiday tour + Giveaway + Coupon Code!

By ari - December 04, 2014

Hey guys! So I'm lucky enough to be on the Lil Luxe Collection's holiday tour this 'winter'. Which, you know, for us Southern Hemi's is a super hot summer! The pattern I sewed up for Eddie is the very awesome Alley Cat Romper, which I'm sure the majority of you have had your eyes on for a while (scroll down for an awesome deal to score yourself one!) and if you haven't... well you're welcome!

I sewed this up in a size 2, even though little weird and wild and wonderful Edison isn't really a size 2 yet. She's so short you guys! Precious babe. The pattern is crazy easy to make! I haven't sewn anything proper in about 2 months? I felt a bit rusty, a bit anxious and I even questioned my skills. That was kinda dumb though, because this little baby sewed up in about an hour and a half including piecing the pattern and cutting out the fabric!

The bodice was a little tricky to sew for my tired little brain, but with both the illustrations and the photos of the steps and you know, READING THE INSTRUCTIONS (n important step when sewing, lol) it came together a lot easier! There are no closures in this pattern, the bodice is fully lined and the crotch is dropped so it's roomy and trendy and just damn cool!

I haven't tried it yet, but I'm wondering if I can get away with using a woven fabric for this. Or the bodice at least. #SewingRebel! And pockets! You know that pockets need to go everywhere all of the time. Poor little Vin wanted me to make a romper for him. I'm pretty tempted... Eliminate the volume at the waist, change the neckline slightly. I don't know, we'll see. I feel as if he gave me a sewing challenge and if the dude can ask for and then rock pink teddy pants and leggings then I'm pretty sure he can do this!

So as you can see, the romper is a bit too long for Eddie-plops, and baggier than the pattern styles it, however I think it's pretty rad, and the dropped crotch means that little shorty here has loads of room to grow. Up. Maybe?

The fabric is a super slinky knit from Spotlight. Yeh after I banned myself from there for almost two years for being super unsatisfied with their service I've been back. and I've been pleasantly surprised. It's still chaos there, but the staff are lovely and some of them (lol) sew which is GREAT because one of my biggest problems was that they didn't seem to have a clue about what was in their own store. Anyway, the fabric selection there is great, not perfect, but good enough so you may go forth and shop there again with my blessing ;) (i'm kidding)

Oh yeh also there is a tutorial for turning this baby into a DRESS. Hmmm Eddie you're probably going to get a few of these! Maybe shortened into a tunic too? Check out the link because there's a bubble skirt, hi-lo hem and uh... a leotard!!! YEH!

Check out Jess' blog because in August she did an Alley Cat Romper tour and there is SO MUCH INSPIRATION there. it's so exciting. When I was choosing fabric for this one (if you check out my instagram you'll see that Eddie chose it for me actually) I kept pulling out various fun scraps and imagining cool bodices in it. So, yeh, probably will see some of these on my bebe and her friends this summer!
Yeh dudes, that's an undercut ;)

You can also get Buy One Get One 60% off at the Lil Luxe Collection pattern shop when you use the code: BOGO60. The tour goes for two weeks, and on the Friday of each week Jess will be having another giveaway. To enter, just tag @jessbluxe on Instagram on anything you have made from the Lil Luxe Collection and you can win two patterns of your choice from her shop! \o/

Want to win some amazing fabric? Enter the giveaway below!

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Check out all the other lovely ladies on the tour!
Blog Tour schedule:
Monday, Dec. 1 - Rouche & Division Top

Wednesday, Dec. 3 - Peek A Boo Hoodie

Thursday, Dec. 4 - Alley Cat Romper

Friday, Dec. 5 - Reversible Crop Top & Dress

Monday, Dec. 8 - Modern Belle Dress

Tuesday, Dec. 9 - Socialite Peplum and Dress

Wednesday, Dec. 10 - Two Haute Shorts

Thursday, Dec. 11 - Starlight City Dress

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  1. Ari this is adorable! I love that fabric. Ediplops is getting so big, I hardly recognized her :O

  2. That turned out really great. I really love the fabric!

  3. Uh, she is really rocking that romper! She seems to be such a fun little girl!

  4. This fabric is amazing! I love how fun it is. I still don't know if I want this pattern yet though because none of my kids are a big fan of the drop crotch :/

  5. Seriously that fabric is so pretty! I can't believe it was knit! I also remember all of the Spotlight stories from before! You're so cute, I'd shop there now if I could 😂 And i cannot count how many times I start sewing thinking psh instructions are for sissies and then fall flat on my face. lol. This is so cute on Eddie!

    1. oh my god i have learned so much in the last few years about READING INSTRUCTIONS lol. it's hard though, i'm better at pictures lmao


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