Sofie’s Summer Romper/ New Look 6134
After our big birthday party and all the madness, I was itching to sew. I was making party decorations for about 3 weeks, & had no time to sew. It was very difficult for me. I suffered trembling, night sweats, sleeplessness-all the classic withdrawal symptoms. I wanted a quick project for instant gratification for my first sewing “fix”.
I made a couple of these little rompers last year, and I love how easy the directions are. It doesn’t use much fabric, and you can bust your scraps with embellishments on the front & mixing up the butt ruffles.
I made the biggest size this time, and (insert dramatic tears & crying here) I’m not sure if my little niece will fit this pattern by summer. But I don’t think it would be very hard to draft it out a little bigger, especially since the leg holes & waist are elastic…what do you sewists think?
A side note: A while back I questioned the word “sewist”, which I’ve seen all over Blogland. It is not, in fact, included in the dictionary. But I choose to use it anyways, for 2 reasons. 1) I’m from Oklahoma. We make up words all the time. And 2) I was watching an old episode of Project Runway the other day. A guy called himself a seamstress and it bugged me. Kind of like calling women policemen instead of police officers. So I decided, in the spirit of equality to male designers and home sewers, that I officially declare sewist a word. I’m the king of this website so I have the authority.
Sofia drooled all over it- on purpose, just to mess up our photos. She’s really defiant like that. She wouldn’t even pose for me. I told her if she can’t get her act together I’ll hire a real baby model next time, and start charging her for outfits. Talk about a lack of work ethic! Gaw!
I had to cut her head off in this one! Whatever she was doing with her face was not recognizable as human. I wanted to show you the ribbon trim and yoyo on front.
I like how the sides are open, but no boobage, even when she wallers around. Hmm..is waller a word, or an Oklahoma word? (Now she got her leg all dirty. I can’t wait to take her home covered in sand. Her mom will be estatic.)
Sofie’s mom really loved this outfit when she saw it. I loved it too until I had to move the buttonholes to make the straps longer. Then my buttonholes got all gross and now I want to burn the outfit.
This is one of my fave baby patterns. (I normally make fabulous buttonholes.) I don’t buy a lot of New Look Patterns because they don’t have big sales often, but I love the few I have. They’re always easy to get through.
That’s the end of the photo-shoot. It got droolier and dirtier from here, so I called it a day. Watch out for Bella’s Tomboy dress, coming soon.
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