Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I am so excited about this new romper I made for my daughter! I love all the rompers I have been seeing around the blogosphere, so I decided to come up with one of my own.

I found some fabric that I had been given a while back. I know some people may think the fabric is a little much, but I totally love it. I got a pair of Lena's pants that were a good length on her and loose enough for movement (some PJ pants). I laid them out on the fabric.

I cut around the pant leg making sure to leave enough for the seams and hem. I measured Lena's torso and extended the piece that much on the top, making sure to leave enough for the seams and top casing.

Then I used that as a pattern to cut the second piece, just like it.

Then I measured how far down on Lena I wanted the arm holes to go (4 inches), and I cut those out.

Then I unfolded the two pieces and laid them on top of each other right sides together. Then I pinned them along the front and back seams and sewed them.

Once those were sewn I pressed the seam open, unfolded the piece and pinned the leg seams and sewed them.

Then I clipped, turned and pressed the arm holes.

And sewed them down with two lines of stitching.

This is what it looked like at that point.

Then I turned down the top front to create a casing (1/4 inch then 1 inch) and stitched two lines. Then I did the same thing to the top back.

Then I hemmed the bottoms of the pants (also with two lines of stitching). And found ribbon I liked and pulled it through the casings. Ta Da!

Here is the back.

And the front.

Close up of the side.

Close up of the front.

It makes me so happy! The fabric and ribbon were both given to me a while back, so - free. And I made the pattern myself! I can't wait to play around with it and maybe make one that is shorts or with ruffles or pockets, oh the possibilities! So stinkin' cute! :)


  1. Wow! It is wonderful and very cute.

  2. Hey guess what!? Your romper is being featured at todays Delight Me party over at Doodles & Doilies!