Stray Cat Strut: Lil Luxe Collection Holiday tour + Giveaway + Coupon Code!8:31 pm
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)
|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/
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Check out all the other lovely ladies on the tour!
Blog Tour schedule:Monday, Dec. 1 - Rouche & Division TopWednesday, Dec. 3 - Peek A Boo HoodieThursday, Dec. 4 - Alley Cat RomperFriday, Dec. 5 - Reversible Crop Top & DressMonday, Dec. 8 - Modern Belle DressTuesday, Dec. 9 - Socialite Peplum and DressWednesday, Dec. 10 - Two Haute ShortsThursday, Dec. 11 - Starlight City Dress