This might be the most cheerful looking post I have ever written. How can you not look at that fabric and feel happy?
The very lovely Jenna from Just Sew Jenna let me try out one of the patterns on my wishlist. The Sally Romper by Green Bee Patterns. I have never sewn with this pattern company before but have seen many lovely examples of their patterns. I was really pleased with how this came together, it was a nice smooth sew.
There are 2 views to the pattern, there is a dress version as well as this romper. Now I have made this, I am itching to try the dress version. I already have it traced off in the right size so why the heck not?!
Since we are just clear of potty training I thought I would steal another idea from Jenna and use press studs for the placket instead of buttons, which could take too long and be the potential fine-line between wet and dry. These would be so much quicker in an emergency!
I sewed up a size 4 with no alterations. She was in between a 3 and a 4 so I played it safe and sized up. I love how it sits on her, she looks very comfy. I can also spot her easily on the playground in these colours, although getting to her in time before she runs off is another hurdle.
It did occur to me when making this pattern that is it quite versatile. The romper is fantastically cute and so I assume the dress will be just as adorable. Also, before attaching the bodice and shorts together, I noticed it made a very sweet blouse. Maybe by dividing the waistband and turning it into the bottom hem, I could get a sleeveless top out of the pattern as well?
I will confess to making a bit of a schoolboy error while tidying up the threads. I snipped a hole in the bodice. Tell me you have been there..... After giving myself a mental Gibbs style slap to the back of the head, I did a bit of applique work on the offending patch. Three petals on the orange flower on the right hand yoke seam are matched up with fresh fabric and covered by careful stitches. Hopefully nobody will notice.