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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Andy's Smocked Easter Romper is Done!

I think this is the first time I've ever finished an Easter outfit 2 weeks early! I have been the Mom who used beauty pins to close a dress because I didn't have time to make buttonholes. I have stayed up late to finish stitching a hem. Not this year! This year, I am going to try to make Andy a casual outfit as well. Here's the romper:
 This is a close-up of the front:
 Here is the back (I still need to add a button to the belt):
I drafted a new collar to meet at the center front, which I like better. The romper is very wide. I don't know if this is because it is based on a vintage pattern and had more diaper room. I will try it on Andy tomorrow and hopefully I can take up a little fullness with the belt. I really liked the way this was constructed. For one thing, Wendy's directions have you make the buttonholes before you attach the collar, which is fabulous, because you don't have to work a buttonhole against the bulky neck binding. Also, she makes it easy to stitch the tabs at the top to the bottom front. I love the little bit of smocking and the embroidered ducks! I really like everything about this; I just have to see the fit on Andy. I will check it out tomorrow and report back.


Amy Bailes said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Janice said...

Lisa, this is about the sweetest, prettiest little boy suit I have ever seen. He will steal the show from the Bunny! You do such beautiful work and your design sense is, IMO, perfect.