Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Run around romper : My version for growing up girl

Unbelievable! Times came and gone so fast and then I've been blogging for 1 year. I started here with FLIP this pattern series, my first post ever. Which I created girlie short with suspender from adorable Bubble shorts by E&E pattern, the creation that I'm so in love with but my girl is out grow them already.

My version : Chambray romper for the girl!
Back to this month business, the pattern to be FLIP is Run around romper from The Cottage Mama. Have you ever made something from cottage mama's pattern? Following her instruction, Everything comes out so neat and beautiful. I have made two garments, the shortcake romper here and the modified classic A-line here. I've learn a lot from sewing those two patterns.

Flip "the run around romper" pattern
This Run around romper pattern is available from size 6 month-6 year, which including  my 4 and half years old size. But I want to make it in growing up looks with self-toilet ability. Here is what I have done to complete my missions.

Lace up the zipper and expose it on the romper front
I closed both of the shoulder straps and added the exposed zipper at the front of romper instead. By attaching lace to the both side of the zipper and then follow tutorial for exposed zipper installation by Tasha Early's blog here. Now my girl can take on and off the romper by herself easily.

Butterfly lace on her back!
The butterfly lace has been attached to the back of romper. It has a see-through effect but you may not see it clearly through because the girl was wearing light blue cami inside the romper

Girlie romper on the monkey girl
I was also down-sizing the pattern in every dimensions, lower the neck line, enlarge the arm holes and did change the hem shape. Do you think these changes made the romper looks grow up and girlier?

I'm so happy with the result and took a lot of photo of the girl at her favorite tree.(sorry for load of photo. ;) 
The girl is also happy as she can run and climb and play (and manage her toilet time) freely with her new romper.

Don't forget to see a wonderful creation from this month FLIP competition and the sew-along entries here. They are all breath taking!

This is the last month of FLIP this pattern year one. But it's not the end of our fun sewing series. Keep your eyes on FranceSuzanne blog for the new series which about to begin!

Thank you for your stopping by!
I really love to hear your comment :)



  1. What a fun romper. I especially like the butterfly detail!

  2. very cute! the lace details are great.

  3. It DOES look like your child LOVES her new outfit!! And, yes - freedom for play and bathroom trips are very important!!

  4. The lace details are so sweet! I love how you did the hem! Thank you for linking up to the Romper Week Link Party!