InstructionsPattern: Start with a free online nappy cover pattern - I used the Chloe Toes one, but there are many. Print, assemble, cut out the right size. Get another piece of paper and draw the shape & size you want for the romper front bib - I made mine with curved corners because the elastic goes on easier that way, but you could use bias binding or topstitching or whatever your favourite edge ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Traditional, Cute, Casual, Outdoorsy
2 large cotton tea towels, fold-over elastic, sewing thread, snaps
What was your inspiration?
My daughter inherited a cute romper similar to this, and I wanted to make her some more. After looking at vintage patterns on the internet, it occurred to me that the nappy cover pattern I've used before could be adapted to work.
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What are you most proud of?
It's really quick to make! I think I will be making more like this and will add pictures here if I do.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I used tea towels because it was a cheap way to get 2 co-ordinating pieces of cotton for a trial run - next time I will use cute quilting cottons - the size I am using I will only need 2 fat quarters. I am also thinking of lining the nappy part with PUL so I can use the romper instead of a nappy cover in summer and reduce the number of layers my toddler needs to wear.