Monthly Archives: June 2014

Ainsley and Aiden Baby Pattern Suite


Do you love sewing baby gifts? Do you have a baby of your own that you sew for?  If so, here is a wonderful suite of patterns that are perfect for that first year of life.


Super comfy and cute, these patterns can be made to mix and match, great for your own little babe, or perfect for shower gifts!!

I recently had the opportunity to sew up items from this suite of patterns and am happy to be a part of the Ainsley & Aiden Baby Suite Blog Tour. The Ainsley & Aiden Baby Suite I is a set of four patterns in sizes Preemie-12M. The Suite released on Wednesday, June 11 with a Special Bundle Sale Price of $18.75 (a $25 value sold separately). Sale price runs through Friday June 20, (midnight, EDT). After the sale, all patterns will be available for purchase individually and as a bundle in the Stitchwerx Designs Etsy Shop.

Patterns included in this set:

Bitty Beetle Bodysuit, Tee & Gown:

The Stitchwerx Designs S115 Bitty Beetle Bodysuit, Tee & Gown pattern is an Intermediate level pattern designed to work well with 2-way or 4-way stretch knit fabrics. Features include a lap shoulder neckline with contrast binding for easy on and off dressing. Make a snap-crotch bodysuit, tee or gown with your choice of short, long or extra-long mitten sleeves.

We all know that little babies spend a lot of time in bodysuits, so why not make up some adorable ones for your baby to wear this summer. This pattern is true to size, and sews up quickly.


The gown has great coverage, with elastic at the hemline, for ease in those middle of the night diaper changes!!  Here are a few photos of the gown with long sleeves and mittens


Comfy Caterpillar Easy Knit Pants

The Stitchwerx Designs S117 Comfy Caterpillar pants is a Confident Beginner level pattern designed to be sewn with 2 way or 4 way stretch knits. There are two style options to make hemmed or cuffed pants. These are so simple to make (only 1 paper pattern piece). Cutting Chart is included for contrasting waistband and cuffs. No elastic needed!

Roly Poly Lined Pants

The Stitchwerx Designs S118 Roly Poly Pants pattern is an Intermediate level pattern. Roly Poly Pants are lined with plenty of ease in the waist and hips. There is extra length so they can be cuffed to show off the contrast lining. This will give you extended wear as you can unroll the cuff as your baby grows. Contrasting rectangular front and rear chevron pockets are cute coordinating accents with the rolled cuffs. These pants can be sewn from woven fabrics, knit fabrics, or a combination of both.

Such a cute pair of stylish pants for your baby. These were fun to make, and I LOVE the attention to detail on this pattern.  These could be made reversible also.


Tiddly Wink Toppers

The Stitchwerx Designs S120 Tiddly Wink Toppers is a Beginner level pattern designed to be sewn with 2 way or 4 way stretch knits. There are two style options to make a Round Slouchy Beanie or a Square Beanie. These beanies are such a quick sew, you will want to make several for your little one!

The Bitty Beetle, Comfy Caterpillar & Tiddly Wink Toppers patterns all include a special bonus section with tips for sewing knits without a serger. The Bitty Beetle and Comfy Caterpillar patterns also have a bonus “Faux Coverstitch Quick Tutorial”. You do not need a serger to sew any of the garments included in this suite of patterns.

Modeled here is the Round Slouchy Beanie. Super quick sew, you will want to make matching beanies for all of your little one’s outfits!


As you can see, this pattern would be a wonderful addition to your pattern collection.  Kim has included in the suite of patterns,  great tips for sewing with knits, a list of fabric shops that carry knit fabrics, and a very detailed set of instructions for each pattern, along with great example photos.


To help celebrate the BABY SUITE I pattern release, Stitchwerx is giving away this lovely prize package:

The Contest Rules:
You must be 18 to enter.
You can gain entries by entering the Rafflecopter Prompts.
Giveaway ends: 6/20/14 at midnight EDT.
One winner will be chosen and announced on 6/21/14.
          Make sure you enter the giveaway here for your chance at this great pattern bundle!
To see many other samples of this pattern suite, please visit the blogs listed below
Blog Tour Schedule:
Wednesday, June 11
Thursday, June 12
Friday, June 13
Monday, June 16
Tuesday, June 17


Love Notions Tuxedo Knit Dress

LNtuxedodressI recently tested the Love Notions Tuxedo Knit Dress pattern.  This is a great pattern for knit fabrics, and perfect for any time of the year. This dress would be great for school, or play and my daughter says it’s very comfy!  I tested a size 10, shown here, and we like our dresses a little long, so the length was perfect for us.

This dress is a quick and easy sew, and has several options. It has several sleeve variations, and can be made to include side seam pockets, make it with or without the ruffle or bib front. With such a great variety, each dress can have a totally different look  to it!

This pattern will be released on June 12 and you can find it in the Love Notions Etsy Store and for the first week, you can use the code  tuxedo   for a 15% discount.