Yes, I said it, and no Patty Young, I don't love you in that way, but boy do I love your pattern, Natalie and Nate. I mean, I am IN LOVE with this pattern, it is honestly the BEST THING EVER! I have made two so far, and have enough fabric to make at least 5 more, and I am dead serious about that. It is one of those patterns that is just genius, the construction is so simple, no exposed seams with the exception of the bottom leg bands, and it goes together so quickly. The hardest part is picking out the fabric, and maybe the two button holes. I think I'll have more children just to be able to dress them in these outfits! Ok, that was a little much, but I am considering it!
My 4.5 month old son is currently in 6 month clothing (what a chunk!,) so I made the 6 month size, and it fits perfectly! The two buttons on the shoulders allow for great adjust-ability, in these pictures he is wearing it buttoned on the second button, for a slightly tighter fit around the neck. I was able to cut the exterior and interior fabrics out of 1/2 yard of fabric each, with leftovers to spare. The exterior print is Backyard Baby, Bug Jars in Gray by Patty Sloniger and the interior print is Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket. This project only took a few hours, and I think it would be a great outfit for anyone who is considering getting into making clothes for your kids or grandchildren. It is totally do-able and the pattern instructions are so detailed and easy to understand!
When my first son was born, I searched fruitlessly for a cute romper pattern for him, and alas, never found one, so as soon as I saw this pattern, I quickly snatched it up, and went to work! I love the fact that you don't have to finish any of the seams, because they are all enclosed, no annoying scratchy seams to irritate that precious baby skin! It has a snap crotch for easy diaper changing, and the pattern includes sizes 6 months - 3T, which means we will be enjoying these rompers for years to come!
Alright, enough gushing about Patty Young and her wonderful pattern. I am linking up to Ellison Lane Quilts, Summer Sewing Contest, be sure to head over there and check out all the other fabulous entries!