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Trend-Setting Babies in the new Puperita Stormy Patterns ❤😎

It's no secret that I LOVE Puperita Patterns. When I see a tester call for something that boys can wear, I apply if at all possible. I know they're going to be good! I know that even if we have to sew up multiple versions, none of the versions will be bad, and they will all be wearable. Annalisa just knows what she is doing. So, when I saw the tester call for the new Stormy Pants and Hoodie, I quickly applied. I decided to test for my nephew, Matthew! I thought the pants were so cute, and had some adorable fabrics that I really wanted to use!

About the Patterns:

The pants are a very cute style! They are harem style with fun squared off pockets. And talk about a fast sew! You'll have these finished before your kiddos wake up from naptime!

The hoodie is a unique style! The crossover front is easy to sew and will be easy to pull over the head, even for little babies! I love this style!

Matthew's Pants: 

I downloaded the pattern, and based on his measurements, we chose the size 3 months for him. It really was a great fit! He wears cloth diapers, so based on the fit of the first version (the rise did not come up quite as high as those who wore throw away diapers), Annalisa made the recommendation that I drop the crotch just a tad. I dropped it by 3/8" (1 cm) which made all the difference. We had a perfect fit on our second pair! πŸ’— You'll find instructuons for adjusting for cloth diapers in your pattern.

Luke's Outfit:

Since there was a change made to the pattern, and schedules are crazy around Easter, the release date was pushed back. I saw an opportunity to make Luke a pair during testing too! Clearly he needed a pair! The panda bear fabric is so cute, and it looks great on the pants

Based on Luke's measurements, I chose to sew a size 12 month for him. He was really right in between the 6-9 and the 12 month sizes on the measurement chart. I don't want him to outgrow the outfit in two weeks (babies grow TOO fast), so I decided to go with the 12 month.

I also dropped the crotch by 3/8" on Luke's pants as well, since he also wears cloth diapers. Since he was just barely in the 12 month pants, I probably didn't need to drop the crotch to have enough room, but they look fine! 😊

I had not originally signed up to test the hoodie because there was a lot going on with Easter sewing and all (I may have procrastinated just a tad 😜). But since the pants are so fast (seriously CRAZY fast), I told Annalisa that I thought I could get out a hoodie for Luke too. On the hoodie, it is suggested to sew at a 3/8" seam allowance, but if you want a slimmer fit, you can sew at a 5/8" seam allowance. Since Luke was a tad smaller than the measurements, I made it using a 5/8" seam allowance, and also took 1" off the bottom hem of the shirt. I think these adjustments were perfect! I am so happy with the fit. 

So both babies have matching pants! SO FUN!

My Fabric Choices:

The panda fabric that I used for the main fabric of the pants is 100% Cotton Interlock "Doodles" from Joanns. For some reason this stuff seems to get a lot of hate in some of the Facebook Sewing Groups... yeah, it does shrink, pre-wash and dry, and you'll be fine πŸ˜‰

The Lime fabric that I used for the bands on the pants and the main hoodie fabric is 95/5 cotton lycra from Purple Seamstress.  You'll need something like this, with good recovery for the bands at least! 

Some Good Stuff to Know About the Patterns:
  • Size Range NB- 10 included
  • Smaller sizes have room to accommodate diapers
  • Excellent photo instructions
  • LAYERS for easy printing and taping!
  • Guide to help you put your pattern together.
  • Easy patterns with excellent designer support
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