A few people have asked if the Sugar Cookie Romper can be made without the hood. Yes it can and here’s how!
(You can find a PDF version of this tutorial here).
You will need to cut neckline binding according to the chart below (binding measurements sized for interlock. (To find the measurement of a neckline binding I take the measurement of the neckline times 0.8 plus the seam allowance. You may find you need more or less, depending on the stretch of the material you are using.)
1. Fold the neckline binding in half with right sides together so the short edges meet. Sew with a 3/8 inch seam allowance.
2. Fold the binding in half the long way wrong sides together and place around the neckline on the right side of the fabric. Match the neckline binding seam with the notch in the back neckline. Match the center of the binding with the center of the front neckline. Stretch the binding evenly around the neckine. Sew into place with a 3/8 inch seam allowance.
3. Flip the binding up. Press the seam allowance towards the romper and topstitch.
If this is your first time sewing on neckline binding here is a great video from Threads showing the process.
I added a car applique to the front. (I probably should have stabilized the back, but I didn’t have any stabilizer at the time. The edges turned out a little wobbly.) If you’re wondering why the wheels are so big compared to the car, it’s because I had three monster-truck obsessed males giving me opinions on the size of the wheels. You can download the template for this applique here.
Here’s a look at the un-hooded version of the Sugar Cookie Romper, just as cute and comfy as the original.
(Monster slippers were made using the Wild Thing Slippers pattern from Peekaboo Patterns.)
I had an amazing group of testers working with me for the Sugar Cookie Romper. They provided great feedback. were so willing to sew more and answer my questions about everything, and really helped me to improve the pattern. It’s always so much fun for me to see how my pattern looks in different choices of fabrics and color combinations and I want to show off how my testers’ rompers turned out. They all had adorable children to try them on but some have requested to not share photos of their children (and I have decided that I’m not comfortable sharing photos of other peoples’ children anyway since I wouldn’t want others to share photos of my kids).
So take a look at all their Sugar Cookie Rompers!
Testing for me were Anna C. (see her shop here), Amanda B., Saar M., Christine G., Chelsey J., Meriel A., Megan L., Melisa H (you can see her etsy shop here), and Gaelle S. Thank you so much ladies!
My youngest son is much more at ease without any pants on. And since he’s still a baby, it’s still socially acceptable for him to toddle around in nothing but a onesie.
But we live in Ohio. And it’s January. So he needs something warm that doesn’t inhibit him the same way pants do.
I designed the Sugar Cookie Romper for him. This loose-fitting, unrestrictive hooded romper is perfect for active babies and toddlers. The top fits like a T-shirt. The romper is loose through the hips to fit comfortably around a diaper (this romper is cloth-diaper friendly!). Snaps along the inseam allow for quick and easy diaper changes. And the hood adds just a bit of cuteness and warmth.
This romper has a gusset for easy movement through the legs with a snap placket along the inseam.
The hood binding overlaps slightly in the front.
Cuffs at the wrists allow the sleeves to be pushed up and out of the way at mealtime, art time, or any other messy time. The ankles are also cuffed.
This pattern comes in sizes 0-3 M through 18-24 M (up to 34.5 inches). It is designed to be made using knit fabric with at least 50% stretch (50% stretch is needed to fit over the head). I recommend interlock or jersey, but any knit with 50% stretch will work. Other notions needed are interfacing and snaps.
My testers rated this pattern as appropriate for an advanced beginner.
The tutorial includes step-by-step instructions with photographs. This pattern is also has the layers feature, allowing you to only print the size that you need.
You can purchase the pattern for this super-comfy romper pattern at either my Etsy or Craftsy shop on sale for $5 (regularly $8) now through Sunday. Or, head on over to the Betties’ blog where I’m participating in a week of “scavenger hunt” giveaways and enter to win a copy!
Welcome to my new blog!
Several months ago I abandoned my old blog due to discouragement, lack of direction, and mostly lack of time. This blog will focus only on sewing, mainly as it relates to my patterns but I also will be showing off some other things I sew. I will no longer be posting on my old blog, but will bring old relevant content from that blog here, and have started a separate blog to share my ramblings about life. I hope to set up a shop on this website in the future, but for now you can browse my patterns on my Patterns page with links to my Etsy. For more updates and pattern testing calls you can follow my Facebook page.