who says girls get all the cute clothes? check out these rompers i made for the happy baby (using a few alterations on the 90-minute shirt tutorial):
i especially love the back on the striped one where i added a freezer paper stencil of a design i sketched (to cover up a stain from the original thrifted shirt):
a few notes: for clothing this small, i like to use a 1″ strip of the ribbing instead of the 1.5″ and also i’m still working on figuring out the best way to install the snaps on the bottom edge. i’ve also made a version with sleeves that’s pretty cute, but a little too small when it’s not made with super stretchy knit, so i’ll have to make another one to show you.
and then, because i am a crazy crafter, i also whipped up a simple pair of purple pants and two stripey hats on friday while babysitting a friend’s baby. i wanted to try the larger size pattern from this site, and the friend’s baby is older than the happy baby so i hoped he didn’t mind if i used him as a model to see if the pattern worked. i gave him the pants as a thank-you for being my sewing mannekin and i threw in one of the hats to boot. i didn’t get a picture of the pants (they’re pretty basic) but i was very happy with the way both hats turned out (each was made from one sleeve of a short-sleeved t-shirt, one with the cuff up, one with the cuff down).
(i just did a running stitch with a needle and thread to gather the top of this one and i love the way the stripes turned out!)