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Rompers for the Nieces

Added Jul 5, 2012

by sewknitting

Cincinnati, Ohio...






I wanted to make rompers for my 2 youngest nieces (4 and 2.5 yo). They didn’t turn out quite as I wanted, but I think they turned out OK. I made my own ‘shorts’ pattern from pairs of pants, then basically added a tube top. I added straps that I had shirred (first attempt at that, but turned out pretty good I think, really easy to do).

I had issues doing the hem on the purple shorts because they wouldn’t fit around my sewing machine, even with the arm free. The shorts might be a little long, my sister took the measurements for me and she wasn’t sure on the inseam length, so I kinda guessed.

I had this fabric in my stash, I got it pretty cheap. Lightweight fabric for summer, frayed like crazy! Not the greatest/nicest fabric, but I figured I’d use it for a ‘first try’ attempt.

This is the first non-dress clothing project I’ve really attempted.

Material Notes

Poly/cotton blend





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    Jul 17, 2012, 10.34 PMby Monchitas

    I quite like them! Have you seen this? http://site.fabricworm.com/Bandeau_Romper_Tutorial.pdf

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      Jul 18, 2012, 12.30 PMby sewknitting

      Thanks! Those are awesome, thanks for showing me!

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    Jul 5, 2012, 07.32 PMby elisana

    lovely! lucky nieces to have a crafty aunt like you! When the hem doesn’t fit the free arm of my machine, I usually make sure to press them well before stitching and pin them so they don’t move around and it helps.

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    • Zipper_large

      Jul 6, 2012, 12.30 PMby sewknitting

      Thanks! I’ll remember that for next time!

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