More projects from the scrap pile. I ran up this little romper from a piece of floral fabric I had left over from this dress that I made some time ago. There wasn't quite enough to make something for Sophie, but still a substantial enough remnant to make something. I'm not sure who this is for yet, but I'm sure somebody I know will be having a baby at some point in the future, or know of someone else who will. Not me, though. No way! That horse has well and truly and gladly bolted. Phew.
My obsession with all things circus-like is an influence here. The clownish frill around the neck is made of a grey and white cotton seersucker, bound with self bias and left with a raw hem. I was sort of experimenting at the start and didn't have the inclination for time consuming niceties such as hemming ruffles. But as I was making my way through it, I was having fun watching it all come together, and did in fact start paying more attention to detail toward the end. Too late for the neck ruffle, though.
It buttons at the back with two vintage buttons (the top one is concealed by the frill), and opens at the crotch with snap fasteners. The type you hammer on. That was a first for me, and I was surprised how easy it was. Noisy though. I was hammering away and my husband yelled, "What ARE you doing in there??" "I'm making a baby romper! Derrrrrrrr...!"
This is such a light little suit, it would be just fine on it's own in the summer months, but I can see it worn over tights in the cooler weather and topped with a cosy cardigan and cute knit hat. I really wish I had a little baby to put this on and photograph - awwww, too cute! I really miss being able to dress Sophie in teeny, sweet clothes (not that she's ever been that teeny).
And I really love this autumn-ish floral and am quite disappointed that I'm almost completely out of it. I possibly have enough left to make a doll and some scrunchies, but that's it. That's sad.