How adorable is this pattern?
That bow! Those ruffles! I immediately fell in love.
I knew this would be adorbs on Elaina. I had some leftover rayon fabric from I dress I made for me, and thought it was just enough for this little jumpsuit/romper.
It is really difficult to get a clear photograph of a busy little girl. So bear with me.
First thing you'll notice is that I left that big bow off the back. I knew it would bug her. And, I didn't have enough fabric for it. It is still super cute. Just a note on this outfit...there is no snap closure at the legs. That means, yes, you do have to take the ENTIRE garment off to change a diaper. WHAT???
How I wish I would have realized that prior to cutting this out as I would have immediately corrected that. Plus, and this is minor, Simplicity baby patterns use a lot of zippers at the center back. On a previous dress I made for Elaina, I redrafted the pattern so I could have snap/button openings at the front. Has Simplicity not heard of the back to sleep campaign? I used an invisible zipper as I think they are softer and more flexible, thus softer on your skin...should you need a nap. Sleeping on a zipper or buttons doesn't sound very restful to me, just sayin!
The bias tape at the neckline is vintage and from my stash--how else do you get vintage notions, right? I will say that several years ago I was at an antique shop and found a treasure trove of rick-racks, bias tapes and assorted trims. I have so enjoyed using them all! Plus, this one was a perfect match.
Any time I pulled out my phone to take photos, Elaina looked skeptical but also very cute. If I ever make this pattern again I will put in snaps at the inseam to allow for easier diaper changes. And, as cute as that bow is, unless it is for a formal event (wedding, etc.) I will leave it off.
Elaina looks darling, as I knew she would!
Thanks for reading!