Since the first romper was too small, but oh-so-cute, I just had to try again. And this time, I was successful. :-)
Started — May 11
Completed — May 11
Ruffle Top Romper tutorial from the Make It & Love It blog
I didn’t actually look at the tutorial this time — I remembered all of the steps. I used the measurements as given for an 18-24 month size. Sprout wears 12-18 month clothes, and this fits her, with a bit of growing room. I’d probably label it as 18 months.
The only modification I made is also one I made last time. Once the dress was made (prior to the romper transformation), I hemmed it with a simple 1″ fold-over hem. This shortened the romper by maybe 3/4-1″. I just love the little ruffles at the bottom, and the finished look of it this way.
Once again, turning the dress into the romper was so easy. I also didn’t have to look through that tutorial. I feel pretty confident I could turn any dress into a romper now. :-) I only put 2 snaps on this time.
I’ve included a picture of the snap packaging. They are probably from the 70s, found in my grandmother’s sewing machine cabinet when I inherited it. At the time, they went for 40 cents. Now, an unused package can be found on eBay for $4-6. :-)
floral cotton “sampler” and scraps
I used the entire 1/2 yard in the second floral sampler pack for this romper. I had to piece the ruffle to get the length required. This time, I used scraps of the floral fabric for the snap closure pieces instead of the yellow. These pieces don’t show in the final romper, but it does look more professional to use the same fabric in the crotch as in the body of the romper.