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!


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!


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!


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


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!


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

Chirp Out!



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