It’s true, I have an obsession with little girl rompers. Well maybe I just have a romper obsession. I want to make myself one, I just can’t picture completely undressing when using the restroom. Maybe I will get over that one day ;). But until then I have been sewing up rompers for Kina! Summer+Toddler Girl=lots of romper love. Striped Swallow Designs is one of my favorite pattern companies. She has such fun and unique patterns. I saw her do a tester call for the Emerie Romper and wanted to test it out so bad…but life was happening hard core and I had too much on my plate. Instead of testing, I happily bought it when it was released for sale.
The Emerie Romper comes in three views. View A is a tank romper. View B is more of a spaghetti strap tank with a flounce front. View C is a flounce crop top. There is two different lengths for the inseams of the shorts to accommodate adding trim.
For both rompers I made using the tank version. On the floral romper I cut the shorter inseam version and added the pom pom trim. On the leopard romper I cut the longer inseam version since I didn’t plan on adding trim. As usual she was too small according to the measurement chart. I should have bought the smaller sized pattern. She was in the last size so I ended up going with the larger sized pattern. The only thing that really turned out too big on her was the neckline. After I took these pictures I ended up taking in the shoulder seams a little to help. She wears 2T length and about 12-18 month width. She is at the size right between where pattern sizes usually start or end so I have just been making it work.
Can you tell I bought waaaaaaay to much of this leopard print? I suppose that is what happens when I buy fabric with absolutely no clue what I plan on doing with it! I still have some left over. It will probably be made into a gift :).
What I love about this pattern:
-Again Striped Swallow Designs is a favorite pattern company of mine, so I automatically like her patterns!
-I love that it is knit. Kina has two woven romper patterns and I love them, but I also love a good knit romper pattern.
-It is easy to take on and off for diaper changes. Since the neckline is wider is is easy to slip over her hips.
-I love the different options and the two inseam length options!
-Easy to understand steps and pictures. Nicely laid out pattern.
-She looks absolutely adorable in it! 🙂
I absolutly love that pom pom trim detail! I am normally not a yellow person, but thought it would be fun to bring out the yellow from the flower center. I don’t regret it at all!
Measurements: Chest: 19″, Waist: 19″, Hips 19.5″
Size Sewn: Straight 2T
Modifications: I took in about 1/2″ out of the shoulder seams when it was complete since she was a little too small for the patter to start with. I also cut my own elastic size (17.5″ since her waist was smaller than the pattern was designed for).
Fabric: Floral: I can’t even remember. I bought it on fabric.com over a year ago. No I don’t have a fabric hoarding problem or anything 😐 Leopard was an ITY Jersey Knit from fabric.com. I love this fabric. It is so soft and really nice to work with. It is very breathable too!
Cost: Leopard Romper- $3.00 for fabric and $1.00 for elastic = $4.00 total. Floral: $4.00 for pom pom trim and probably $3-6 for fabric (guestimate since it was so long ago I bought it) = $7.00-$10.00.