Online Class

Kids Romper Revamp

Creative Pattern Adapting

Sew a fashionable outfit for your little girl as adorable and one-of-a-kind as she is with Shelly Figueroa, the brainchild behind Figgy's Patterns.

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What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including romper pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Shelly Figueroa
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Follow Shelly step-by-step as she makes a romper from her popular "Zephyr" pattern, which can be adapted to create up to five looks, including a pants jumpsuit, separates and a sundress. Shelly shows you how to accurately measure children and adjust patterns for a perfect fit. Learn to choose fabrics that will ensure your child's comfort year-round, as well as when and where to use different types of interfacing. Finish with sophisticated design elements like braided shoulder straps, button loops and hem ties that will elevate your garment from homemade to handmade.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Shelly Figueroa, founder of Figgy's Patterns, and learn about Craftsy's learning platform.
2. Proper Measurements
3. The Zephyr Romper Pattern
4. Fabric
5. Interfacing
6. Braiding Technique
7. Gathering & Main Yoke Attachment
8. Completing the Romper Top
9. Romper Short Pockets
10. Completing the Romper
11. Custom Options
12. Bonus

Taught by

Shelly Figueroa
Shelly Figueroa
Shelly Figueroa is the original founder of Figgy's Patterns, a company that creates "simple, modern, contemporary" sewing patterns for children. The mother of two young sons, she is the co-author of Sewing for Boys (Wiley, 2011), and a contributor to Sewn Hats (Wiley, 2012). Her work has been featured in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Sew Wow, Craftzine, Making, Cloth and Simply Homemade. Shelly lives in Portland, Ore., where she teaches workshops at Modern Domestic Sewing Studio (a local Bernina dealer) and fabric stores around town. She is passionate that kids' playwear should be fashionable as well as functional, using high-quality creative fabrics.
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