I was incredibly lucky to get one of the coveted spots to test the Adelaide Vintage Romper for Peek-a-boo Patterns. I have been wanting to make a romper for baby girl - and even attempted to draft my own... ummm let's just say that that attempt will result in a pair of fitted capris and the bodice of a different dress - yeah total disaster ;op
Back to Amy's delicious pattern of yummy vintage-y goodness. Seriously I sewed this up and wanted to squeal in delight (I restrained myself as the kiddos were sleeping and I didn't want my husband to think a wild pig had gotten into the basement ;op). But it is simply darling!!!
I will admit that the name forced my hand in fabric selection. I had some adorable blue and white polka dot fabric that would be perfect for this pattern - but I kept thinking VINTAGE. And my eyes landed on a left over cut of Toile my mom had given me. PERFECTION! But what to go with it??? I went over to my stash and started trying to find a fun funky pop color, but they didn't seem to work right, I like at straight white - nope, I looked at black - too mature for my baby, then my eyes fell on a soft pink button up shirt. Ahhhhhhh, just right. I grabbed the shirt and started cutting without ever reading the label. When I was doing the hand finishing I noticed that the fabric was a little tough to sew through compared to the cotton toile. I ran upstairs to read the tag.... 100% SILK - ohhhhhh, well no wonder it was pretty and soft ;op Sometimes I get a bit ahead of myself when I am excited.
This pattern is seriously gorgeous, and I feel like baby girl looks beautiful in it, and not like my little baby anymore (she will turn ONE on Saturday - shhhhhhh don't remind me!)
This is a fairly easy pattern to follow - and Amy does a great job instruction you through each step. There is optional piping (which I left out), optional shirring (which I included), and perfect pockets - for those of you whose children know what to do with a pocket ;op The bodice is fully lined and the collar is one of my favorite parts - throw in some pink buttons and how can you not swoon?
Ahhhh -chubby little legs and knees (that totally only works for a toddler/baby). Head over to Amy's shop if you wan to make your own!
*Oh and that cute bow headband.... lets just say I mistook my cuff pieces for strap pieces, happy accident in this case ;o)