I have always loved rompers on kids. This is one garment that stays snug on them and still allows them all the freedom to run and play. Making one from Ruffle Fabric just kicks the style factor a couple notches higher plus the fabric is super stretchy and a knit aka no hemming or finishing the edges ( Yaay!!). I just can't get over how beautiful it looks on the little girl here. So lets get started on making one in your favorite color.
- Ruffle Fabric - half yard - for 2T size
- Elastic thread
- Grosgrain Ribbon in matching color - 1.5 yard
Complexity level: Beginner to Intermediate
Techniques used: Shirring, Making buttonholes
Approximate Cost: $12
- Measure child around the widest part of her body ( usually belly or butt): lets call this W: W1 = W+3 inches
- Measure the length from chest to crotch: Lets call this L. L1 = L+6 inches
- Measure child around her chest: Lets call this C. C1= C- 3 inches
1. Cut a ruffle fabric piece of width W1 X length L1
tutorial on shirring.
tutorial on buttonholes, but if you read your machine's manual you can learn to make buttonholes very easily by yourself. So don't worry. Go right ahead and make those buttonholes.) Thread the other ends of both ribbons through these buttonholes in a Cris-cross fashion.
At this point its best to try the romper on the child and mark the point on ribbon where it falls on the shoulder.