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!
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.
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.
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!
I also used the snaps at the back closure, these are so quick and easy to install!
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.
- Pattern brand/name/number: Baby Kensington by Little Lizard King
- Style, size: Romper, size 6 months
- Fabric: Fancy Cotton Slub in Antique Pink from Spotlight, white cotton for lining from my stash
- Notions: KAM snaps from Greenbeans Australia, white lace trim from my stash
- White lace trim added to bodice
- Box pleated trim at shoulders
- KAM snaps for closures
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.