The pattern for this sweet little romper is self draftet, from a basic bodice i made for my little one. The pleating is improvisational. I`ve been inspired by this tutorial. In fact, i had no other option than pleating. Since i made this romper from a shirt i bought at the streetmarket in italy last month. There was just nomore fabric left. So you have to go with what you have, right? It was a happy coincidence, the pleating adds a special touch to the bodice. I`m normally not the ruffle typ. But in this case, i like it. I`m pleased whit the result. My sweet little beanburger is quite tall for her 8 months. I had to add some lenght. And because there was no fabric left. I had to attach a solid blue strip to the bodice.
For easy diapper changing, i installed some snaps. The Romper is fully lined whit a nice blue cotton, because the fabric was very lightwight and slightly see-through.
In the back a went for snaps too. So it`s easy to get it on and off. My baby doesn`t really like to shift cloths. It has to go fast. I`m sure this little romper will get widely used this sommer.
4 thoughts on “Pleated Romper”
That is soooo cute! I love the idea of improvisational pleating! Great job and thank you for linking up to the Romper Week Link Party!
hey RaeAnna, thank you so much for your nice words to every project i linked up. and most of all, thank you for hosting the romper week link party, it’s a good idea and so much fun to celebrate this, oh so cuute and practical, piece of clothing! nina
Thank you so much for using my tutorial! I really LOVE the result. I’m going to keep in mind that combination of pleating and ruffles 🙂
thank you for your great tutorial! I love improvisational pleating. Sadly i missed the contest. i’ve been a little to late. next time i’m in!