Hi everyone, I am super excited to show you this little number that I sewed up yesterday. It all started when I went to Walmart to get some zippers for my upcoming version 3 of Jennuine Designs’ Moto Jacket and a few fabrics for my 9-year-old’s iPad cover he’s making for week 2 of my kids summer sewing classes (You can see a pic of it on my Instagram HERE). As always I looked through the patterns that are on the racks next to all the notions and fell head over heels for this pattern. I don’t actually have a little girl, *sigh* but I have a cute little niece that I love spoiling so I knew this pattern would be totally great for her. I bought both the pattern and the fabric at Walmart and then came home and finished it that same day!

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Photo Credit: Simplicity.com

 The pattern is New Look A6385, which is cheaper at Walmart than on the site, and I actually didn’t mean for it to be a 4th of July outfit at first, but I fell in love with the red and white fabric and the blue polka dot was the only one that really went well with it. So a 4th of July outfit it is!Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 10.11.28 AMThe pattern instructions were very clear and it only had 8 small pattern pieces to cut out. It comes in 4 sizes: newborn, small, medium, and large. I made a size medium and I just hope it fits her because my niece is 18 pounds and although this medium romper was for 18-21 lbs it did seem a little big. I’ll let y’all know for sure in a few days once she receives it. The romper is a shorts romper, not a skirt, and it features an elastic waistband and leg openings, and buttons for closures on the back.Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 10.12.20 AMHere’s a little close up of the cross back straps and the cute, little, red buttons.Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 10.13.07 AMI will definitely be making more of these and putting them in the shop (this one’s already there in case you want one) and on my Etsy store. I’d love to keep them for myself and hope for a little girl but that won’t happen for a while so I’ll let y’all enjoy them instead. I also wanted to show y’all something I started doing to my patterns after cutting them out. I usually put them in gallon ziploc bags but a few days ago I ran out and used a priority mail envelope that I had in the studio and it worked out perfectly, plus it was free. You can use any other big envelopes if you’d like, this one was just what I had on hand at the time. I cut the pattern envelope and placed both sides on the front and then put the pattern pieces inside. This way I don’t have to fold most of the pieces and I can also place any that I drafted on cardstock in there without having to fold those either. I have three so far and they fit perfectly in a box. Plus it’s neater than ziplock bags and they take up less space too.Screen Shot 2015-06-26 at 9.48.01 AMWhat do y’all think of this idea? Would you do this? Also, have you sewn any rompers lately, if so which ones?

Until next time, stay creative,

ღ Reyna Lay ღ