Summer. It’s coming. And along with summer, comes the need for easy, breezy clothes. Que: the Retro Romper by Blank Slate Patterns.
I also sewed up the “short” version, with a little twist. If you hop on over to Melly Sews, I’ll show you how to add ruching to the Retro Romper shorts. Click the picture below to see the post and tutorial, or just go HERE. Also, this incredible Unicorn Garden fabric is from MyFabricDesigns.com. I used the organic cotton interlock jersery. It sewed up like a dream, minimal curling and so so soft. And that print. Ivy loves it so much she’s requested I make all of her clothing from it. You can grab the print in a wide range of textile options HERE
I love the vintage style, and Ivy loves how comfortable the romper is. She can easily dress herself in it, which is a major plus when you are four and so fiercely independent that all offers of help are seen as a serious affront.
All edges are finished with binding, so no hemming. The straps are an extension of the binding, so no closures to fuss over.
And a shot of the “skort” underneath. I actually sewed the shorts for the skort separately, with their own waistband and not connected to the romper. So, technically, this isn’t a skort. But whatever. Keeping them separate means Ivy needs no help at all when using the restroom (see above statement about her independence), while still keeping things covered down below.
The Retro Romper. You can grab it from Blank Slate Patterns. Perfect for summer. Perfect for independent little girls who are always on the move.
Retro Romper pattern from Blank Slate Patterns
French terry and ribbed knit for binding from Jo-Ann Stores
Unicorn Garden organic cotton interlock from MyFabricDesigns.com
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