Thursday, August 7, 2014
gleeful on-the-go romper
This is Quinn's Gleeful On-the-Go Romper. I sewed it up for Kids Clothes Week, and I even took photos of it right away. The delay from that step to this one is inexplicable, but I'm going to take a leap and blame the children. Cool? Cool.
I love babies in rompers. L-O-V-E! I based the top on the envelope neck tee from the Growing Up Sew Liberated book. I drafted the bottom half based loosely on a romper Quinn already has. I fussed around trying to figure out the crotch snap situation for awhile, finally settling on sew-in snaps.
And, you guys? It totally worked out! The romper fits! It's cute! The snaps hold! It seems like the boy is comfortable! High-fives all around!
The photo shoot, though...O.M.G. It mostly looked like this...
And then we got photo-bombed. Puppy on the loose! (Don't worry. We made sure it got back to our neighbors safely.)
Oh, and another thing I love: this fabric. It's one of the knits from Caroline Hulse's Gleeful collection for Art Gallery Fabrics. So cute! I wanted to make Quinn something for Kids Clothes Week that fit the Kid Art theme, but I didn't feel like letting the baby loose with any art supplies. I figured fabric with a bit of a kid-art vibe was the way to go, and I immediately thought of these adorable and sunny doodle lines. I stalked various online fabric shops hoping to be able to order it in time for my KCW sewing, and it was available just in time! Hooray! (I ordered it from Hawthorne Threads, and it came super quickly. I was so excited.)