This pattern works best with a crisp cotton fabric.
Two closures are required for this romper. Snaps or buttons are recommended.
Printing the Pattern:
Print the pattern actual size. For directions to do this, click here. Tape pattern pieces together before cutting from fabric. Pieces will adjoin at shaded areas, as shown in the picture below.
Sew the facings and iron them flat with the seam pressed open.
Sew the front and back at the center seam. Use the iron to press the seam open at the neck area.
With right sides together sew the facings to the front and back. Clip the corners and slash the curved seams around the neck and armholes.
Turn the front and back pieces right side out and press well.
With right sides facing, sew the front to the back at the side seams.
Fold the romper in half with the right sides of the legs are together. With an iron, crease the cuffs of the legs about 3/4″; sew into place.
Use the doll to measure elastic for the ankles. Cut 2 lengths of elastic and insert into the cuff. Secure with pins on both sides.
Sew the inseam. Turn right side out and put the romper on your doll to measure the shoulder straps.
Install your chosen hardware. Buttons are great, if you feel confident with the buttonholer on the machine. I like to use snaps because it’s faster and easier. Get yourself a snap pliers. You’ll be glad to have them in your sewing arsenal.
Easy Peasy! Happy Sewing!