I’ve spent the last couple of weeks testing the Ruffle Playsuit for a beautiful designer from Canada, Heidi from Elegance & Elephants. Truth be known I have never sewed any of her patterns before, but as Bugs recently took a shine to one of her cousin’s hand-me-down playsuits, I jumped at the chance to get involved.

ruffle playsuit

I remember loving playsuits myself as a kid, but I think being a 70s child mine were mostly made of terry towelling! Bug’s on the other hand is a combination of Art gallery fabrics in the Priory Square range: Clover Field in Robins Egg and The Shambles in Primrose.

ruffle playsuit

I’ve been hanging onto this fabric for awhile waiting for the right project and I just love it in this! The playsuit comes with options for long pants or shorts; Bugs opted for shorts despite us moving in to winter.

ruffle playsuit

This playsuit is the perfect combination of function and prettiness for the girl who has been averse to shorts i.e. my daughter! And it comes in sizes 6 months – 8 years.

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The waist is elasticised and the back does up with simple elastic and button, which after a few trials Buggy was able to undo herself. This meant she went off proudly on her first vacation care bus excursion to ‘Inflatable World’  in her playsuit to jump her little heart out.

playsuit pockets

Oh and you can opt for pockets or not! Always good for collecting ‘finds’ on a walk in the park!


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My little Bug has picked up the joy of craft and every day there is a ream of paper cuttings on the floor as she creates new masterpieces with copious amounts of sticky tape, pipe cleaners and printer paper.

jumpsuit pattern

She’s made mobile phones, laptops, Hamster’s name in giant letters, head pieces, rabbit ears and whiskers, paper dolls etc Her favourite projects are kites, using kebab skewers to brace the back.


But recently she started making paper clothes for Fred her bunny. The details are penned on, for example, the buttons that run the length of his shirt etc First day back at school for term 2 amd Fred is sitting in his spot on the stairs waiting for her to return home in one of her paper shirts.


Whilst the photo above was taken to show off the playsuit neckline, it actually captures Buggy in her element at 5 – making things with her hands, focused with wonderment at what she can achieve.

ruffle playsuit

My sweet Bug, her joy of life overfloweth and infects us all!

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