The first prototype for my sweet summer romper has turned out great. And I finished it just in time too as we had a mini heatwave last week so I think Ellie was glad to have something so cool (yes I meant that in both senses of the word!) to wear.
I really love the tab top fasteners that I did on this romper - rather than having a strap attached, I made it separate so that it buttons on each side of the romper to hold the whole thing together. I was going for a slightly baggy & billowy effect on the bottom so I added a box pleat at the centre front (also with a view to slightly disguising the centre front seam) and I cut the romper such that the crotch is slightly low. This, in combination with the button tab tops on the shoulders (which can be moved to give extra length on the body) should make this romper last through a summer of growing. Rompers & vests – Ellie just seems to out grow them way faster than any other items because they soon seem to get too tight under the crotch (I guess she must have a long body?) and then of course the poppers split when she sits down and it looks like she’s prolapsed her nappy!! I have a couple of tweaks that I want to make to this pattern and then I will resize it for everyone. It turned out awesome, I’m very pleased with how it looks and I am totally in love with the fabric so much so I rushed back to the shop to purchase more – I have a great idea for a summer dress that will also look fantastic in this material.
- How to make a summer romper suit (quick & dirty pattern mod!) Looks like we may be having a summer over here....