Pleated Playsuit with Cattitude


Pleated playsuit catitude-1We’re one week into the summer school holidays and revelling in the complete lack of commitments to anyone but ourselves.  Leisurely mornings give way to afternoons in the park or playing in the garden or visiting with grandparents.

Obviously crafty pursuits aren’t my priority, but even so, I managed to whip up this little playsuit for Button, which is the perfect outfit for the hot weather we’ve been having here of late.

The pattern is Elegance & Elephant’s Pleated Playsuit…a free pattern that you’d happily pay good money for.

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I love Heidi’s patterns, as you know, and this one is no exception. There are some adorable details:

:: elastic waist for comfort and faux piped pocketsPleated playsuit catitude-1-1

:: cute leg cuffsPleated playsuit catitude-1-2

:: shoulder tiesPleated playsuit catitude-1-3

:: inverted pleat on the front bodicePleated playsuit catitude-1-4This is one of those fabulously satisfying makes that is super simple to sew, but looks very expensive when you’ve finished.

The fabric is Lizzie House’s Cattitude which Button had loved so much when I made the Geranium dress, but this time in an almost acid chartreuse bought on sale from John Lewis.  I’d been browsing there a couple of weeks ago with no intention of purchasing fabric, but as soon as I saw this I snaffled the last metre or so with glee.

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I’m so glad I did.  I just adore this little playsuit and have at least two more planned. It’s comfy, cute and modest.

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What more could you ask for?


16 Responses to Pleated Playsuit with Cattitude

  1. This is so cute and looks very high end. I love the fabric. All your recent makes would look great for adults too. Xx

    • Evie says:

      Thank you….I’m really pleased that it looks so good. An adult version would be cool…although I’m not convinced I could carry it off……. 😉

  2. Ginger says:

    Oh my gosh, this is adorable!!!! Love it so much!

  3. Vicki Kate says:

    This is summer perfection! I have colleagues who would pay silly money for something like this! Seriously fabulous, Evie!

  4. anne w says:

    So, so cute!! She’ll be the envy of all her friends in that!

  5. Just adorable! Button looks so pleased with it. Thank you for the pattern link, i’ve been looking for a playsuit for tiny niece. Expect an owl version very soon!

    • Evie says:

      She does love it…phew! Can’t wait to see your owl version. We have Matryoshkas on the machine here!

  6. Very pretty, the colour really suits Button and the style is perfect for these summer days. Beautifully sewn as always!

    • Evie says:

      Thank you. I’m just thrilled I’ve snuck another one that isn’t Acid Barbie Pink past her. 😀

  7. What’s new pussycat?! Gorgeous and you are so good at the finishing off and detail…beautiful 🙂

  8. Evie says:

    Woah, woah, woah, wo!

  9. Caroline says:

    That looks great! I have just printed out and stuck together that pattern to make one for my daughter. It is great to see it made up. 🙂

  10. Fiona says:

    I love this Evie! Such fun fabric and such a cute pattern! Perfect for playing in the hot summer