Red, White and Blue Patriotic Rompers

I love the 4th of July. The 3 day weekend, the food, the bbq’s…and here in Seattle it means good weather has finally (finally) arrived.

I bought this sailboat fabric a few weeks ago with my friend’s twins in mind (their birthday is around the 4th of July and their dad is into sailing), I just wasn’t sure what I was going to make with it. Then I combined the leftover fabric from this dress I made for myself, and some leftover fabric from the napkins at our wedding (I made all the napkins out of various printed fabrics instead of buying or renting them and saved quite a bit of money. The plan is to make a quilt one day.), and decided to make a couple of toddler rompers!

4th of july rompers

Skill level: This sewing project would be good for intermediate sewers.
Time commitment estimate: It took me three evenings after work. So estimate is around 7 hours for two rompers, depending on skill level.

To start: Make sure all fabric is pre-washed before you cut it so you eliminate any shrinking that might happen after it’s sewn and then washed.

If you want to make this romper yourself, check out this link for supplies I use for just about every project. Additional sewing supplies you’ll need are listed below:

 1. Fabric – You’ll need some adorable washable cotton fabric for this little girl romper. See instructions on back of pattern for amounts needed. I used contrast fabric for the ties at the side and the bottom cuff, but that’s optional.
2. Zipper – You’ll need a coil zipper like these. Check the back of the pattern for length.
3. Hook & eye – I like to use black size 2 (like these) for most of my projects, but silver is an option as well.
4. Romper Pattern – I used Simplicity pattern 5111 to make this romper.
fruit salad romper
Having made this romper one other time (see the fruit salad romper here), and the dress from this pattern one other time (see the cowboy dress here), it made the process go quicker. I found it easy to follow to begin with though, and this pattern is high on my list to use again.

Are these two not the cutest things ever? Sigh. This was right after they opened them, so I was pleased to see that the rompers fit pretty well. I’d rather have them be a little big than a little small. Plus the cuffs can always be folded up.
4th of july rompers
4th of july rompers
4th of july rompers
4th of july rompers
4th of july rompers
4th of july rompers
4th of july rompers
4th of july rompers

Crazy 8 is one of my favorite places to shop for really cute and affordable kids clothes. Below are some options for toddler rompers to buy something similar to the one that I made above!

  1. Floral Romper  // 2.  Daisy Romper // 3.  Geo Romper

4. Butterfly Romper // 5. Geo Double Layer Romper // 6. Embroidered Ruffle Romper

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Crazy 8! Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!

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