Monthly Archives: October 2020

true scrap busting kensington

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If last weeks Kensington Romper tickled your scrap-busting fancies, this one will overwhelm them! I bought these two fabrics years apart, but they pair together so well!

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The bodice is made from a cotton chambray that I bought from The Remnant Warehouse years ago. This length of fabric has gone through so many different forms since then, and I was happy to finally use the last tiny bits for this romper. I added little pin tucks to the front of the bodice which I think turned out super cute.

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The floral fabric was bought a few months ago to make some bias binding for this project. I could have made more binding from what I had left, but it was so sweet I just had to use it for the bloomer part of the romper.

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The back is where my lack of fabric is really highlighted. The bloomers are really quite wide, and I didn’t have enough to make it all in the floral fabric. There was just enough of the chambray to patch it all together, and although it doesn’t look as neat as the front, I think it was a good work-around.


Even though bub will probably only wear this romper a few times, I feel good knowing that I have used some scraps of fabric that otherwise would have sat in my stash for ages, or eventually made its way to my floor pouf.

Mitty x

kensington romper

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I’m calling it, sewing clothing for kids is the ultimate scrap buster! I made this adorable romper from the left over bits of my Tokyo Jacket, and I think it’s almost too cute for words!

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For a real vintage vibe, I added this delicate white lace trim to the bodice. I did this before lining it, so all the stitching is hidden between the layers.

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I didn’t have enough fabric to add ruffles at the shoulders as written in the pattern. So I just used a straight length of fabric, did a tiny hem on one side, then used box pleats to create this gorgeous accent.

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I had some self-made bias binding left over from this project, and I thought it would be a nice addition to the romper. I used my trusty KAM press to insert the snaps at the crotch, and the colour match is spot on!

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I also used the snaps at the back closure, these are so quick and easy to install!

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I used some white cotton for the bodice lining, and I took my time hand-stitching up the waist hem. I really love spending a bit of time using hand stitching to finish off a project, it certainly makes for a nice clean result.


Do you like to save your scraps for projects like this? I have a fairly decent scrap pile, so I’m sure there will be a few more rompers to show you soon.

Mitty x