Summer Romper 2.0/ McCalls 6544

Summer Romper 2.0/ McCalls 6544

A while back, I made Sofie a summer romper in the same week that I made Bella her “Tomboy Dress“.

Bella is ALL UP IN my iPad half the time when I’m working on this site. (I like it that she’s interested in the blog, so I don’t mind.) She noticed that Sofie’s romper got more hits than her tomboy dress. Whoa. I did not know it was that serious.

So she demanded I decided to make her a big girl version of the summer romper. (Let’s not pretend my 8 year old doesnt run this blog.)

I used McCalls 6544.

The front is just plain. you could add some lace or something to dress it up. Plan your embellishment before you cut.

I added a cute faux button placket. I only had 3 of those adorable little tuxedo buttons. I don’t know where they came from. My mom? (She always finds me the best crap.) They were perfect for this project. There are 2 different widths of grosgrain ribbon running down the center.

SeeKateSew can show you how to make a much fancier button placket. I just hodge-podged mine & it turned out okay, but I wish I would’ve read her tutorial first.

This pattern features a low back with an elastic casing on top and at the waist. I did not make an elastic casing at the waist. I used the stretch’n’sew method to sew a line of thin elastic to the finished seam.

The pockets have a little bow. I added some grosgrain ribbon to match the front.I put the bow towards the middle off the pocket instead of up top. I thought the bow would “show” better against the contrast fabric of the pockets. Instead, it made the pocket placement look too high. If its not the bow placement, then the pockets should be moved down a smidge and out a tadbit. (Smidge and tadbit are actual measurements. If you don’t sew-then you don’t know, homie.)

I really love dresses & one piece outfits. It’s so easy to grab one. Put shoes on, & go.

Moving on to gratuitous pictures of my kid…

I love this one…

And this one…

And this one…

I need to stop now because I could do this all day. Thanks for stopping by SewsNBows!

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. DeDe @ Designed Decor

    This is adorable! I am whishing I had a girl! I love all the cute details you added.

  2. T'onna

    Super cute! I love leopard!

    • Amy

      I’m hoping all the linky addicts will check out my linky party page! Penniless Socialite is proudly displayed there.

  3. Leonie

    It looks very professional and fun! No wonder she loves it! Thanks for linking up :)

  4. Vikki

    I love the print and the ruffles! So, so cute. I hope I can make adorable clothing for my future children one day!

  5. Margaret F Johnson

    It is adorable. Like your added touches.

  6. Rosey

    Well that’s adorable and it looks great with the boots too! Very nice work!

    Visiting today from Judy’s Creative Monday Hop. :)

    • Amy

      Thanks for coming by! I saw some great projects there… I’m still trying to visit them!


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