Fourth of July Rompers

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July my friends! Or as Madison calls it, "Fireworks Day". I really wanted to make something  for the girls that was patriotic yet functional for tonight's festivities. Last week I talked about My Childhood Treasures, who specializes in super cute children's patterns. I really love what Dixi puts into making her patterns, and I have a file full that was waiting to be put to good use! Today I will show you the Starling Romper for girls 2-10, then the Isabella Romper for N-24mos. Lets get started shall we??

First up we have the Starling Romper. Why did I not participate in Romper Week?! This would have been such a good one to enter. Next year though! Now back to the pattern. The Starling Romper is a very relaxing sew. With only 5 main pattern pieces (excluding the straps and bow) this romper comes together with ease. I know I stated above how much I love MCT, but it's true! I really like how easy the directions are to follow. Plus, I am a sucker for photo illustrations, and Dixi guides you step by step with wonderful photos throughout the whole entire construction process. 

Originally this was going to be a size 2, but when I re-measured her chest, it seemed to have fit into the size 3 category (22"). It worked out perfectly though because the 2 would have been too short/tight in the bum and crotch area. I did make the hem of the shorts 3/4" since my girl is still a peanut, but also all legs. 

"Mom! The sun is in my eyes!!" Mind you, it was cloudy and almost 7:45 pm. Gotta love her!

I don't know about you, but I love the fabric combo here. Stars, silver polka dots, some pinkish beige and navy... not to mention the red and white chevron used for the head wrap... Adorbs!  When I was browsing Joann's, I had a vision of what I wanted the outfits to look like. Identical outfits aren't really my thing, but I do love some coordinating colors, and playing up the opposite card. The romper is made out of a heavier quilting cotton, but not so dense to where she can't move. The chevron fabric is very light and airy, and I will be using it in another project I am working on. 

Now for our little Cora Jean. Let me start by saying it is very difficult photographing a 5mo old (at least mine) who is currently learning how to crawl and sit up. She was NOT having this photoshoot whatsoever. Just giving ya'll a quick heads up!

The Isabella Romper is a precious little number full of ruffles and frills. I was hesitant about the construction of the ruffles, but Dixi has you place ribbon on top of the gathers and baste stitching which was pure genius!

Another beautiful aspect of the Isabella is the open back. I can't get enough of baby rolls, and when Cora is being held in this outfit, they all have their glory! I decided to make the size 6-9mo, because Cora is a stubby but chubby little girl :) She has been wear size 6mo for the past 2 months!

Even though this one is blurry, I love it!

And since you couldn't really see the entirety of the outfit, I took some photos of it on the wall too!

Again, happy July 4th! I hope you all enjoyed my Fourth of July creations, and please be safe this evening :)


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