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!
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:
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.
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