And here we are to the one-piece portion of our tour. Brindille & Twig’s 089: Rolled Hem Romper* AKA pretty much the closest thing to a dress that society thinks is OK for a male baby.
Made a size 9-12 month, as I have with all others. I feel like this one piece is a bit roomier than the other pieces. Nothing wrong with that for a growin’ boy.
I used a Birch Organic cotton interlock. Such nice weight, and easy to use, but pricey as shit. Has anyone found any fabrics similar in character that aren’t $16ish a yard?
I really have nothing but good to say about this pattern. Well, almost. As previously mentioned in the post about his bodysuits/onesies, I hate installing snaps. But, that’s it. Still mulling over the idea of a snap press.
This romper went together SO easily. Very satisfying, and cute!
Also, instead of cutting a strip of interfacing to reinforce the edge for snaps, I used 1 1/4″ wide SewkeysE woven fusible stay tape. I use the half inch version of this stuff in woven and knit for all of my edge stabilizing needs (link to all). I really love it. It’s a bit pricey from first glance, but you get 25 yards per roll, which will last pretty much forever (NAYY).
The only thing I had to adjust was the length of the pants. Mr. Cheek’s delectable hamhocks are stupendously chunky, but also a tad short in general. The pattern calls for both the sleeve and pant/short hem 3/4″-1″ twice (to encase the raw edge).
For his pant, I turned these up 1 1/4″ THREE times. I think this is great, though; when his glorious gams gets a bit longer, I can just fold one of those turns down and he’ll get that much more wear out of this romper!
Quick, satisfying, cute = Rolled Hem Romper. There will definitely be more for Summer.
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