The pattern I contributed to the Project Jet Set collection is the Rimini Romper and I’m thrilled with its release. I’ve been designing this romper pattern in my head for a couple of years now and the sporty yet elegant style really comes through in the jumpsuit view. So let’s head back to Sardinia (click over to part one here) to explore some of the lush gardens.
The Rimini Romper has four views – including this jumpsuit – but they all use the same bodice. With no closures, the straps have plenty of stretch to make dressing a breeze, even with this elegant front neckline that rests on the collar bone.
The back neckline dips a bit, but is still relatively modest, with wide and sturdy straps. I really wanted to feature the princess seams of the bodice, so I chose some fabrics from our sponsor Little Cocalico that would make it shine. This Thelma print in the smaller scale maroon colorway is really stunning. It’s a great take on a modern floral which is exactly what we were looking for.
The pockets of the jumpsuit view differ from the inseam pockets of the other views, so I wanted to highlight the use of contrast fabrics as an option. The Ida print was just the right shade of maroon and in the smaller scale it was perfectly suited to pair with the Thelma design. One of my favorite things about Little Cocalico is the ability to choose which scale you want to use in printing the design. This is especially helpful for use in children’s clothing where you might need a smaller scale to properly highlight a design.
The Passport to Paradise backpack is the perfect little adventure companion. Bean was very excited to get her own mini backpack with all the details that make this pattern special.
The pattern includes a wallet that is perfectly sized for a passport and tucks into this angled front pocket. There’s even a clip to keep the wallet safely inside.
I used one of the fun Digital Designs made exclusively for the Project Jet Set collection so now the wallet can act as a stand alone piece and feel like less of an afterthought.
Kari from That’s Sew Kari puts the best details into her patterns and I love the finishes with this one. There’s a roomy interior pocket and the inside seams are all covered with bindings so nothing is exposed.
For the fabrics I chose the Thelma print again, but this time in the blue colorway. I love how different the print feels from the one I used in the romper fabric, and yet they complement each other well. The wallet is made from the same linen cotton canvas, but printed in the City Skyline design in beige. The linen cotton canvas is soft and sturdy and I’m excited about using the Little Cocalico canvas in future projects as well.
We’ve had quite the adventure with this Project Jet Set collection and can’t wait to see the rest of the looks in the tour. So many fun destinations and these patterns are just the travel pattern capsule you need.