What is better than crossing a sewing project off a UFO list? When that project actually fits! Oh, and looks cute too. :)
The pattern is called the Bubble Romper Pattern by Tie Dye Diva, who has an awesome Etsy shop filled with adorable children's patterns. I made size 6-12 months from the newborn to 24 months pattern. There is also a size 2-6 pattern version available.
The pattern directions are super-easy to follow, even for a garment-making novice like me, and include options for serger and non-serger fabric cuts and techniques. For the fabric, I opted to use one print for the whole piece - Floral Zest in Fashionista from Hello Luscious. But the pattern shows how to mix and match different fabrics too.
What I love best about it is the ample-sized bottom that covers Ellie's cloth-diaper, which is bulkier than disposables. Finding pants that fit her cloth-diapered rear has been a challenge. Of course, we have disposables as back up (you can see the box of Huggies in the background of the second photo), but 95% of the time, she's in her bumGenius.
I may be on a garment-sewing kick like Tanesha from Crafty Garden Mom was talking about on her last podcast. Sun dresses, rompers, bloomers, and tunics are in my future!
What are some of your favorite children's sewing patterns? I started a Pinterest board - please help me fill it up!