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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Spring Tour 2013

I feel like I am soooooo lucky to have a cyber friend in Amy at Naptime Crafters and Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop!  She was gracious to include me in the Holiday tour this past December and I'm really glad to be a part of the Spring tour today with the Cutie Pie Ruffle Pants!

I am a huge fan of Amy's patterns.  In fact, next week I'll be teaching some local moms how to sew the Hopscotch Top from her shop!

Today I'm featuring the brand new pattern for ruffle pants/capris/shorts!  They're called the "Cutie Pie Ruffle Pants!"  And believe me, when you sew these for your little girl you will get a TON of compliments on her cuteness!!!

I've been sewing ruffle pants for almost a year and I usually find that the best fit is to just sew from measurements that I'm given.  Or, if I'm sewing for my daughter I trace a pair of pants that fit her and add some seam allowances.  So far, I've only tested the 18 month size but with my experience from previous Peek a Boo Patterns I'm sure all the sizes are spot on!

I just love the look of an applique t-shirt and ruffle pants!  I needed a casual Easter outfit for Eva Mae so she can have something to wear at our local Easter Egg hunt!  Her actual Easter church outfit will be the Goodship Dress in Sarah Jane Out to Sea fabric!

If you've ever sewn ruffle pants you've probably run into the same thing I've experienced:

1.  The pattern doesn't give enough rise in the back and when your little girl sits down her diaper shows!!!
2.  The patterns that use a mirrored front/back end up being bulky in the front crotch - there's no need for the extra fabric in the front but since the pattern has you cut on the fold you are stuck with those measurements.

The way Amy drafted this pattern is that you still have the convenience of only needing 2 pieces but instead of cutting on the fold, the front slant is shorter then the back so you don't get that bulk in the front.  Also, the rise is cut higher in the back so you don't get plumber's crack! YAY!!! :)

You really should go check out the pattern here and also check out the other awesome bloggers that are part of the Spring 2013 Pattern Tour!

Thanks for letting me be a part of the tour, Amy!  As always, your patterns are wonderful and so much fun to sew!!!  Don't forget to enter the giveaway that's happening on the Spring Tour!

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(And here's a little outtake - she didn't want to pose on the couch anymore!)


  1. Very cute! I love the cross on the shirt. Makes me want to put together some egg hunt outfits for my girls. :)

  2. I love the Yoga Girl pants/capris pattern!!

  3. Favorite pattern is definitely the ruffle pants. The tiered skirt is coming in at a close second though! ;)

  4. Those are super cute, RaeAnna!! I really love that last picture - it makes me giggle!

  5. How have I not discovered your blog before! You make some gorgeous stuff. I totally agree on the cuteness factor of the ruffle pant. I made my daughter an Easter set when she was around the same age as your daughter, and I hung onto those ruffle pants until they were well and truly capris!

  6. Love those ruffle pants! I need to learn how to sew. I have a sewing machine and hardly ever break it out. Adorable items you have in your shop, though.



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