Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lillestoff contest output part 2: Baby romper

Another efficient post, this time I used some leftover Lillestoff fabric (the promised skirt and shirt are already sewn but will be posted about later) to participate in the Project's Run and play May contest. This time we got a T-shirt pattern which I turned into a romper for my youngest. I used the black/white striped Lillestoff fabric to make my own chevron fabric. All the lines match up in the middle (both front and back) and on the sides. The Lillestoff jersey is not slippery and is perfect to match up strips like this.


I used the smallest size of the pattern but still had to take a bit from the middle (knits require smaller sized patterns than woven fabrics) and cut the arm holes less deep. I made the sleeves more fluttery by finishing the end with a rolled hem and with my differential transport on 0.7. This way the fabric is actually stretched which creates a nice lattice effect. Honoring my own nationality, I cut the fabric that way that the Dutch girl is in the centre on the front.



I used shirring elastic to make the cinch waist of the original pattern. I wanted to try if jersey would be light enough to be shirred and it worked out great. Because of the cinch waist I could make a size slightly bigger than she normally wears without the crotch hanging down to low. This way she will be able to wear it the whole summer (if it actually ever becomes warm enough to wear it, weather is horrible so inside pictures it is).



I added small cuffs at the bottom of the leg. I paid extra attention to the fabric to create al line of faces. To finish the crotch I cut between the faces to create a relatively one colored piece. I again used my favorite flower kam snaps, black ones this time, for closure.



When my middle daughter saw me cutting the sun fabric she wanted some herself. I combined it with one of the matching knits to make her a dress. I again used the free penny play suit pattern, but you could also use the free Izzy pattern as an alternative. This time I didn't gather the fabric under the yoke and added another contrasting band at the bottom so I didn't have to hem. The dress is therefore slightly different than the previous two (but of course has pockets) but still I felt it didn't deserve a hole post. This descision was also strongly influenced by th fact that my middle daughter was not in the mood for pictures.


I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian).


28 comments:

  1. Gaaf met die matchende strepen! Knap gedaan!

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  2. echt heel leuk, hier ook een grote lillestoff fan! de chevron is echt knap gedaan, nu heb ik een reden om eens streepjes te kopen want meestal blijf ik daar van weg...ook in love with the fluttered sleeves!

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    1. Het is belangrijk om ervoor te zorgen dat de strepen in dezelfde hoek geknipt worden, dus dat de dwarsdoorsnede even breed is. Dan kan je de stoffen op elkaar leggen en heel makkelijk aan de zijkant zien dat de stoffen precies goed liggen. Ik naaide met een lock en er verschoof niks.

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  3. Oh, that romper is super adorable! (And it is nice to know that my children aren't the only ones who decorate themselves with markers...) ;-) You did a phenomenal job matching the stripes.

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    1. Defenitly not the only one! Especially this one prefers her body over paper. Fortunatly also her body over the wall and table, so besides herself there is no mess.

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  4. It goes without saying that I love the romper suit right? (great minds think alike, eh?) We had the same problem with the photos too. Hailstones as big as marbles last night!

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    1. Yep hail here as well, your long leg version would have been much more practical with this weather.

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  5. Ik ben ook fan van Lillestoff, maar de stoffenkast moet eerst echt leger vooraleer ik nog mag kopen. En ik ben lichtelijk (ok, nee, zwaar) jaloers op jouw productiviteit, die staat hier helaas op een heel laag pitje.

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    1. Ja de productiviteit is inderdaad hoog, beetje te hoog, ik kan eigenlijk niet meer genieten van een avondje bank hangen en tv kijken... Ik ben benieuwd of ik weer wat rust krijg straks.

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  6. Super summery outfits! Nu nog wachten op goed weer. De romper staat leuk!

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    1. Dank je en helemaal niet te strak om de buik dus.

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  7. Super schattig. Die streepjes heb ik ook liggen met dezelfde gedachte om een chevron patroon te maken. Nu jij zegt dat het goed gaat heb ik er toch wat meer vertrouwen in.

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    1. Met mijn lock was het heel goed te doen, onder dezelfde hoek knippen dus en wel een beetje op de zijkant letten, maar het ging meteen op 4 zomen goed.

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  8. Wat een leuke jumpsuit! Leuk zo met die mouwen! En een leuk setje zo met je dochter in die jurk, leuk voor een feestje.

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    1. yep, eindelijk maar eens begonnen aan de trend, ik denk dat er nog wel wat jumpsuits gaan volgen.

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  9. Zo oneindig schattig en mooi!

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  10. Such cute fabrics! I was thinking about trying the chevron top in a knit so I could leave out the closure--yours is darling!

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  11. Heel mooi! Die laatste foto is echt zo schattig :-)

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    1. Ja ze vind het echt heerlijk om te poseren, het spat eraf, mijn kleine deugniet.

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  12. Adorable! I am visiting from Sew Country Chick's Sew & tell Saturday Linky Party.

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    1. Welcome Trudy, hope to see you more often!

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