I’ll start by saying I accidentally ordered extra fabric when I made Ginger’s bedding. This presented a problem. I didn’t want everything in her bedroom to be too matchy matchy, so the fairly expensive fabric was just sitting there, waiting to be used.
Then I was walking through Wal-Mart one day (I know I should be ashamed but I’m a poor mom, so, I’m not) and I saw this pattern. It was only $3! And I thought, “My baby needs herself a romper!” So I grabbed the pattern and I decided I would make her a little romp-fest in a spunky over-sized floral. Perfect for Spring. Then I remembered that leftover fabric.
But the thing with making clothing with leftover bedding fabric is…you match your bedding. Which is kind of ridiculous. However, I did it anyway AND LOOK HOW CUTE SHE LOOKS!! She was in such a bad mood while I did this photo shoot–tired and grumpy. I didn’t get one smile. But it kind of makes it better, because if she could talk she would totally be saying what you and I know she will both be saying for the rest of her life (see below video…) which is: “Mom, you are so embarrassing.”
Here’s the money shot
And this is what she gave me while I was trying to get a good shot of the buttons on the side of the romper. That’s my sweetheart.
She was a little happier when I put her on the OTHER side of the blanket. Maybe she secretly hates camo?
If only we could all look as good in a romper as Ginger. The pattern was actually SUPER easy and would work for a boy or girl. It also has variations for bloomers and a little dress. If you’re a beginner sewer this would be a good starter project for you. Here’s a link to the pattern!
Don’t worry, Ginger finally went down for a nap shortly after this. I want to make one in chambray next with wooden buttons. I cannot get enough chambray right now. I’ll keep you posted.