I really can’t get behind the whole jumpsuit trend where adults are concerned. As a 5th grader, I remember having a floral jumpsuit and being rather uncomfortable wearing it…that puppy trapped sweat like nothing else. And trapped sweat in Houston is a gross clammy thing to be avoided.
But for kids, I say bring on the romper/jumpsuit situations! They’re so cute, and for babies, even more so. For crawling babies, I’d be hard pressed to think of something that could keep diapers/shirts enclosed better than a romper/jumpsuit or overalls.
I made up two such cute things for my new nephew and for my friend’s new baby boy the other day.
I’ve been in the process of organizing the fabric in my stash for when my husband builds the custom storage. As I’ve been going through everything, I’ve come across a few pieces that I didn’t want to get rid of, but could also no longer allot space for. This loose weave navy/white cotton and green linen look fabric were two such pieces.
I had just enough of both pieces of fabric which were each leftovers from home dec projects to make something, but not much. Thankfully, baby rompers take very, very little fabric.
I pulled out an Ottobre pattern that I used to make rompers out of old baby blankets for my youngest. Being short on fabric and it being the beginning of summer, I arbitrarily shortened the legs by 3″. On my nephew that ends up being roughly midi length on his tiny cute legs.
I bound the navy fabric with some steel blue cotton knit salvaged from a t-shirt. All the binding on the green romper is Lillestoff 3 Little Pigs that I bought from the now (sadly!) going out of business Banberry Place.
I had a hard time the first time I made this pattern with getting nicely shaped pockets, so I cheated and lined the pockets. This let me get nice crisp pocket edges that also didn’t stretch out as I topstitched them.
This was a nice, easy project for stray fabrics. What’s your favorite way to use up pieces of fabric that are too big for scrap projects but too small for most projects?