Tuesday, July 17, 2018

My Sewing Journey, Part V - Baby Rompers

We have a new niece or nephew coming soon and I wanted to use my new-found sewing skills to make something for the baby.  I hunted and hunted online for a pattern for a gender-neutral baby romper or overalls that would be suitable for a winter baby in New England, but kept coming up empty.

Finally, I settled on the free Baby Boy Romper from Melly Sews and decided I'd have to try my hand at pattern modification to extend the legs to full pants instead of shorts.  The free pattern is size 0-3 months, but Melly also offers it in multiple sizes with a dress variation on her paid pattern site, Blank Slate Patterns.

My daughter and I visited the same local fabric store where we found the purple minky for her robe and picked-out a super soft flannel in two gender-neutral colors.

I'm extremely pleased with how the finished patterns turned out.  The gray geometric one was done with buttons at the shoulders as the pattern describes, but I'm having some difficulty with consistency on my buttonhole foot, so I decided to just put snaps on the other one.

Aren't they just so cute and cuddly?!?!?

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