Raspberry Romper

I made this cute little romper ages ago to coincide with the #sewtogetherforsummer2019 challenge, but have been thwarted when it came to taking proper pictures by a bout of chicken pox and lots of cold weather. Now a heatwave and our holiday have coincided perfectly and given me a chance to revisit it for some modelled pictures!

This is the Raspberry Romper from Poppy and Jazz and I made a size 12-18 months. Toby is over 12 months now (where has the time gone!) but does tend to be a bit smaller than the clothing size guides so this is still a little big. I was able to use the offcuts from my Spoonflower Alder dress to cut the straps and the bib, but there was no way that I was going to get those massive leg pieces out of the odd shaped bits that I had left, so I rummaged in my stash and found this old blue duvet cover as a nice bit of contrast.

It was a super easy sew, and baby clothes always seem to come together especially quickly. I definitely appreciate the snaps at the crotch for easy nappy changes, and chose plain white prym ones for simplicity.

I’m not sure if the legs look a bit too massive still. I’m tempted to try to slim them down a little, or maybe even take them off completely and redraft something slimmer based on some of Toby’s other dungarees. They look very cute in all the promotional pictures and on some of the younger babies that I’ve seen online, but I’m not sure they are the most practical for a very active walking and crawling toddler!

Even with that in mind, they are a cute look. I had suitable coordinating buttons in my button jars for the straps. The straps are a little long at the moment though, so I might put an extra set of buttons on as another option.

Even though I wasn’t able to get proper pictures at the time, I did manage to get a couple of unmodeled ones and actually won one of the prizes from the #sewtogetherforsummer challenge! I’m still choosing which of the Sew Over It patterns I will use as my prize- if you have any particular favorites let me know!

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