Saturday, February 11, 2012


The romper (pantsuit, jumpsuit, coverall) may be my favorite type of garment to sew, mainly for its cuteness factor. I really should make one for myself, no?

I made this pattern almost exactly a year ago in velour, but Molly has been doing a lot of that thing they call "growing" and I can tell even these in size 92 won't fit her long. Size 98, here we come. Can you believe how crazy much her hair has grown in a year?

She was super excited to get her new romper (I was surprised she remembered the other one) and the first thing she said was, "Pockets!"

I let her pick the fabric from two choices. Teal with hearts won out over brown with hearts. I'm not surprised. I finally convinced older sister Grace to start wearing her previously-untouched brown clothes by telling her they were "chocolate-colored". Then she wore them non-stop.

I don't do this much, but coverstitching with the fabric upside down gives a nice effect. I did this around the pockets edges and for the sleeve and leg hems. Which means the inside of my hems are two straight lines instead of the usual neat finish. Ah, the sacrifices we make for outward appearances!

Sweatshirt fleece with micro hearts: Mill End Textiles
Nylon zipper: Cleaner's Supply
Interfacing: Cleaner's Supply
Jumpin' In Coveralls: Ottobre 6-2010-13


  1. Very cute. I love the big pockets. I'm sure she does too.

  2. Gorgeous!! With the icy weather here right now one of these would do perfectly for me right now!

  3. Cute and practical. I see the attraction :-)

  4. So very cute. Can you grade it up to your size? :)

  5. She looks adorable and reminds me of a character out of dr. Seuss, in her little romper. The cover stitching does look nice, and I bet she is unconcerned about internal seam finishes.


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