romper

Coastal Craze Baggies and Lazy Days Romper [peekaboo pattern shop tour!]

Hi friends! Today I’m excited to be a part of Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop’s summer tour! Amy has an amazing stock of children’s patterns. There’s something for everyone in every season.

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As I mentioned in this post, my kids are in need of some more summer clothes. So I knew I needed to sew up the Coastal Craze Baggies for my older boys and the Lazy Days Romper for my littlest ones.

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DSC_0627My five-and-a-half-year-old is super tall and skinny, so I made his with a size four waistband and a size six length. They fit perfectly. I upcycled an old sweatshirt for the shorts and the stripe fabric [which matches his brother's romper!] is from Girl Charlee.

DSC_0638My three-year-old’s are made from a woven [Michael Miller that I got from Anna awhile ago]. The 3T size was a perfect fit for him. This pattern goes all the way up to size 12, so we’ll be able to use this for a long time!

DSC_0645The romper went together really smoothly. It’s a little bit time consuming, with all the little arm and leg bands, plus the snap facings. But it’s worth it, because it is seriously cute. My son will be two at the end of July, and he fits nicely in the 24 month size. He wears cloth diapers, though, so it’s definitely a little snug. Since that is the largest size, I’ll probably extend the romper a little bit for him next time.

DSC_0632And baby got a romper too! This fabric [also from Girl Charlee] you might recognize from my Sew in Tune rockstar look.

DSC_0679He’s three months and fits perfectly in the three month size [even with cloth diapers!], though I’ll probably size up for the next one, just so he can wear it for the whole summer.

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DSC_0597Don’t they look set for summer? [some more enthusiastic than others...]

Make sure you check out all the other stops on the Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop tour! These ladies have all been sewing up some lovely things for their littles!

And what would a pattern tour be without a super fun giveaway? Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop is giving away a ten-pack of patterns to THREE lucky winners! So fun! Amy has designed such a wide variety of patterns for boys and girls, and every one has clear step-by-step instructions with photos that are easy to follow.
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Sweater Romper!

I think baby and toddler clothing made out of sweaters is one of the cutest things you can put on an itty bitty.  My littles have had a few of those outfits, purchased on clearance from various stores, or borrowed from friends, because seriously… they might be cute, but they are expensive!  So of course, I had to make my own.

This was (shocking, I know) upcycled from an old cardigan of mine.  I loved the colors, and just couldn’t part with it, even though I hadn’t worn it in years.  I was too eager to get cutting that I forgot to take a before shot, but it was long and had a hood (no buttons, just a tie).  I used a one-piece long underwear that currently fits little E to get the right size.

Overall, it was a quick and easy project, though the button holes gave me some trouble, yet again.  Just like those sweater-alls, I couldn’t get my button hole foot to work on this material.  Maybe because the foot is made of plastic?  This sweater is pretty thin, so I think the plastic foot is to blame.  Anyone have suggestions for this??

Thankfully, you can’t always see my terribly made button holes under these buttons.  I used the existing edge of the cardigan, plus the sleeves, bottom of the sweater, and the hood – no hemming!

I did have to hem a little at the neckline, and the fabric stretched a little, leaving it looking a little wonky. [I'm making a face at this, in case you were wondering.]

But seriously, what’s a little funk in the neckline, when you have this cute, smiling sunshine wearing an adorable [free] sweater romper?

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