Snack for the road: √
Outfit that will be comfy even for those in a car seat: √√
Hi everyone! I am so excited to tell you about the ROADTRIP Racerback dress/ tunic. There are SO MANY things to LOVE about this pattern. I really want to point out the fit around the arms. The store bought racerback tanks I have purchased all have gaped and flashed, so they sit in the bottom of a drawer for paint clothes. The roadtrip racer back fit is pattern perfection, even for this Mama Bear. You can get your own copy here: LLK’s Road Trip Racerback.
Not having a sash allows for comfortable car travel, which is even more important on long car rides, especially for little ones in car and booster seats.
The bodice is knit and the skirt can be knit or woven. It is GORGEOUS both ways. If sewing with knit makes you a *smidge* nervous, the pattern walks you through each step of the way. I am typically more comfortable with woven fabric – but the directions were amazing, and I did the whole dress without serging. So, get the pattern, and try it for yourself. I also used this blog for some basic knit tips: Seasoned Homemaker
The pattern emphasizes using good quality knit, and I cannot emphasize that enough. For the bodice I used a turquoise knit from Purple Seamstress Fabrics that matched the woven Planes, Trains and Automobiles fabric from Windham Fabrics that I LOVELOVELOVE. I am not a car person, but those vintage cars made me think of Dinah Shore’s song about “seeing the USA in your Chevrolet” and seemed perfect for a Roadtrip themed Roadtrip Racerback.
I love this pattern and so did Miss Ana, which is what is really important. This is going to be a staple in our closet. I *may* have 4 more planned out.
I would like to thank Cassie and the wonderful women at LLK for letting me blog. I would like to thank the sweet and gorgeous Miss Ana for modeling these pictures. I would also like to thank the incredibly talented Andrea MacFarland for taking these beautiful pictures. She sews as beautifully as she photographs and you can visit her at her etsy shop RedClover RedClover .
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