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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Wonderful Boy's Romper in Unusual Size!

I took the kids to the beach for a few days this week. Of course, it was too cold to swim (except at the YMCA!) but Katie and Rosie are great thrift shopping companions! We went to several thrift shops at churches: we find the best bargains are found there. Also, some kids' consignment shops and a couple of antique stores. It was at an antique store that I found this treasure and to my delight, at a thrift store price: $10! 
I didn't have a chance to iron it, but you can see it has adorable embroidery and smocking. The colors are very traditional: white with blue trim. The unusual thing is the size. It's a large size 3, the largest one-piece boy's romper I've seen. I know why, too. Andy was potty trained a week after he turned 2 and one-pieces make it hard for him to "go" by himself. They are my favorite outfits, but I have to think about 2-piece sets from now on. I can imagine that Mommy's in the past were more eager to potty-train at a young age, considering their laundry situation and larger families. 

Anyway, I was very excited to find this and a little dress with hand cutwork and eyelets to run ribbon through (which I will share soon).
I have been working on a special smocked bonnet for a contest at Adorable Heirlooms. I finished it today and it is gorgeous! I can't share pictures until Tuesday when the contest is over, but I look forward to showing you. Also, look for a great 100-Follower Give Away at the end of the week.


Bratling said...

Very cute! I'm working on some rompers here, too... but not with smocking and/or embroidery. I'm getting a new nephew in April, and my SIL doesn't like such things on boys. :)

Donna said...

That is a very sweet romper- what a fun find! We're looking forward to the revealing of the bonnet soon.