I finally took some time for a little sewing therapy today and I feel better. I have a couple more projects stuck in my brain so hopefully I can work on those soon, although I have a feeling my girls are going to start pestering me for Easter outfits so I may have to wait.
Anna Griffin's Fiona fabric showed up yesterday afternoon and it's a soft and pretty as I had hoped. One thing I really, really appreciate about this collection is there are some definite "boy-appropriate" prints in it and I'm always thrilled when a designer throws in at least a couple of prints like that. I started on this romper first thing this morning and finished in a couple of hours. I used Romper A from Butterick 5439 but made a couple of adjustments. Skate is at least 3 inches taller than the maximum height so I added an extra inch in the body and it worked out perfectly.
I also decided to add 3 inches in the length of the legs and then added a little trim using Jennifer Paganelli's Claire Blocks in brown. I'm really happy with the fabric accent but I think the legs are a couple of inches longer than I anticipated and next time I'll just add maybe 1.5 inches. His sisters said it looked like a dress but he was happy with it. Oh, and I closed the legs with snap tape because I'm too lazy to potty train him right now.
I added the pocket (because boys need pockets!) but I'll place it a wee bit higher next time. And if you look at the under-arm you can see I added a 2" piece of elastic to cinch it up a little. He cried when I took the romper off of him to add the elastic so I took that as a sign that he liked it! The elastic did the trick. Oh and I got to use some of those great buttons I got at Dollar Tree way back when.
I'm sure I'll use this pattern a few more times this year since it was fast and gives him room to grow. And I think I'll do the hat pattern too since anything will be cuter than this brown corduroy thing I couldn't get him to remove today.
So, it's been a good day so far. I got to sew. I played with some new fabric. And my cute little guy has a new outfit that should last him through summer. Nice!
Oh, and if you haven't started your Easter outfits yet you might be glad! All of the Darla, Ava Rose and Flower Power fabrics are now on sale for 7.00 a yard through April 7th and they are perfectly perfect for Easter dresses!