Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Two new rompers and more Spoonflower

The photos in this post are appaling - forgive me!

I've recently finished a couple of little rompers - one for my darling baby A and one for my cousin's new(ish) baby.

I've made this pattern before (here and here), it's KwikSew 3776, and as I've said before, the pattern is great but the instructions are a bit flaky.

I used a fabric I designed myself for Baby A. It's inspired by a printed shopping bag I got a few months ago and fell in love with. It's nothing really special, but it's special to me because I know it makes Baby A's romper truly a one-off. It's trimmed in white cotton lace.

The other romper is made using a pretty double gauze I picked up on sale a few years ago, and trimmed with cream cotton lace.

This project has made me a bit sad, it'll be the last time I make a romper for any of my kids. With Baby A now 16 months she will have well and truly outgrown this pattern by next Summer.

Baby A's romper. Horrible photo!
Close up of the fabric, designed by me and printed using Spoonflower

Lace trim detail

The two rompers. Check out the difference in size. Baby A was in the small size last year - wah :(

Delicate lace trim on the tiny romper.
It looks so pretty on my darling girl.


  1. I love them both Claire - your fabric is very pretty!

  2. Those rompers are just too cute! The lace trim makes them even more special. I love little one piece outfits like this on babies.:)

  3. What a beautiful romper! I love the lace and the fabric. I just found your blog and I am signing up to follow it.

  4. Claire,

    I was so excited to find your blog AND this post. I just bought this pattern (one hour ago). I am going to make it for my granddaughter. I have never used a Kwik Sew pattern. Could you please tell me what is a little "off" on in instructions? Thank you and I love the two that you made.

  5. Hi Tawn
    To be honest, I've made this pattern many more times since writing this blog post and Can't think why I thought the instructions are flaky. You'll be fine! It's a great little romper. Another lovely pattern for baby girls is the Geranium Dress, by Made by Rae.

    1. Thank you, Claire. I will definitely check out that pattern. Since having a granddaughter,my love of sewing has returned. We raised two boys, and my first grandchild was a boy. I just didn't have any desire to really sew for boys. But with this granddaughter....I am having a great time.

    2. You should take a look at the Oliver + S patterns too, they are wonderful for little girls. My girls are school-aged now but I'm expecting my first niece any day and excited to sew for her :)

    3. Help! I cannot finish this romper because of the challenging instructions. I'm stuck on the very end - the attachment of the snap facing. I've tried two ways and neither one is working. Can you help me?