I love this little number. I'd also be lying if it wasn't inspired a bit by the Snappy Toddler Top from Prudent Baby, which is also one of my favorites. Though, with this i made a thicker neckline yoke, which i prefer the look of, but seriously, who wouldn't love a baby in this outfit!!!
- You'll need :
- the Pattern- at 100% (or no scaling) it's approximately 12-18m. For largerjust add legnth. For smaller. i would probably print it at 90% for 6m, 85% for 3m.
- i made it for my tall and skinny 8.5mo, who wears 6 or 9m body suits, 12m pants (because of the length).
- approximately 3/4 yards of a fabric
- about 20in of elastic
- Measure around the baby thigh to get the length of elastic needed per leg hole. Using a safety-pin lace the elastic through the casing we just made, tacking it down at each opening.
- Pin.Stitch across the opening to finish the top at approximately a 1/8inch seam allowance. Stitch around the entire yoke at this seam allowance. Do the same for both front and back yoke pieces
- To finish the bottom of the romper, use inseam lining pieces. Take two of the pieces and line up. Stitch around the edges at 1/2inch seam allowance.
- Clip the curve. (for this, I much prefer using my pinking shears, cutting close to the line of stitches. It provides a quick and uniform clipping).
- Flip it inside out and iron. Do the same at the previous 2 steps for the remaining two inseam lining pieces.
- Line up the inseam lining pieces with the unfinished bottom seam, there will be hang over on each side. The pieces should be lined up on the right side of the fabric. Pin.
- Stitch the inseam at 1/4inch seam allowance. Clip the curve.
- Flip the lining to the inside of the body piece. Iron and stitch at 1/2inch seam allowance.
- Apply snaps to the inseam area.