Girls Clothes · Riley Blake · Sewing

Baby Beach Romper

Today is my turn to share my 4 fat quarter project with Amanda Herring’s design team.  We were given the challenge to create something with four fat quarters from the Hello Lovely fabric line for Riley Blake.

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I have been thinking about this project since the day I saw Hello Lovely in person!  Baby rompers are my favorite thing!  And I love the beach!  So a baby beach romper was the perfect match!

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I came across this pattern by Simplicity.  I love the Retro style patterns.  As you will notice I only have 2 prints of fabric in this pic.  I kind of cheated and used only two prints for this project.  But I was able to make this project with four fat quarters and had a bit left over.  Two half yards would also work since that is the same amount of fabric.

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My favorite thing about this pattern is the ruffles!  I love ruffles!  I thought they would work perfect with Hello Lovely.  I picked pink because I have four girls and pink is the most popular color in our house!  (Did I mention that I can do a full load of laundry of pinks!?!)  And I think ruffles on a baby bum is one of my favorite things ever!

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Once I was done sewing, we headed to the beach for a little photo shoot!  Here’s what the front of the romper looks like.  The pattern called for hook and loop tape to finish the outfit.  I opted for snaps instead.  I have never installed snaps before and it was a breeze!

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This is the back!  I can’t get enough of these ruffles!

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I made the straps a little longer than the pattern said so that this will fit the baby next year.  Fingers crossed she stays little and doesn’t grow too much!

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And one more pic of these ruffles!  Oh summer don’t end!  We have had too much fun!

Chirp Out!

Jen

 

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