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Pattern Spotlight: R is for Romper

Have you seen the adorable versions of the Sewing for Boys patterns that are popping up all around the Interwebs? We have, and we’re smitten! We wanted to take a moment to spotlight some of these patterns so you won’t miss out on all the cuteness!

“R is for Romper” is a pattern written for babies and toddlers; this raw-edged romper is an intermediate level pattern and it includes smooth seams for baby’s sensitive skin. The book includes a snapped bottom so you can change diapers with ease, which is a big benefit for the moms out there who will dress their kiddos in this adorable outfit!

The pattern details:

  • Sizes: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months
  • Fabric requirements: 1/2 yard to 2/3 yard
  • Recommended fabrics: medium-weight knits with at least 30% stretch such as cotton jersey, bamboo rayon, rib cotton knit or French terry.
  • To sew this pattern you will also need a ball point needle, lightweight fusible or knit interfacing, and 8 sets of poly-resin snaps.

Let’s take a look at the gorgeous R is for Rompers out in the wild!

This snowman version is sure to melt your heart:

Snowman rompers from GinaYount on Flickr

Snowman rompers from GinaYount on Flickr

You’re not likely to forget this bright elephant version:

Elephant romper from What Lisa Made on Flickr

Elephant romper from What Lisa Made on Flickr

The classic look of this cotton fish version turns this into an instant heirloom:

Photo from Catarina Magalhaes on Flickr

Photo from Catarina Magalhaes on Flickr

And don’t forget, this pattern is very gender neutral, despite the name of the book. Just look: Owls! On a girl!

Photo from hamilton.jessica on Flickr

Photo from hamilton.jessica on Flickr

We hope you’ve enjoyed this little round-up; stay tuned for more sightings of the Sewing for Boys patterns out in the wild!

Have YOU made a pattern from the book? Share it in the Sewing for Boys Flickr pool and we might just feature your project next!

 

December/January Sewalong: 2-in-1 Jacket

December’s sew-along is the barn jacket style 2-in-1 Jacket:

About the 2-in-1 Jacket Pattern:
– This coat will keep your little guy nice and warm, and it has the added benefit of being reversible so he can choose how he wants to wear it (moms of picky kids, rejoice)!
– You will need 2 1/4 yards (size 2/3) to 3 yards (size 6/7) to make this jacket, with half the fabric being for the outer part of the jacket and the other half for the reverse side.
– The fabrics recommended for this coat are corduroy or wool for a heavier coat and seersucker, quilting cotton or linen for a lighter option. Another pattern that’s great for all seasons!
– This pattern also calls for medium-weight interfacing, a point turner, 10 buttons or snap sets, hem tape or water-soluble basting tape.
– This is an intermediate level pattern.

This jacket is perfect for Fall and Spring. Thanks so much to Stacey for sewing along for a whole year with the book! Look at her gorgeous red and black jacket:

We hope you’ve enjoyed sewing along with all the patterns from the book. As always, we invite you to share your creations in the Sewing for Boys Flickr pool! Here are some of our favorites that have come out of the barn in time to play: