As most of you already know Lindsey from The Cottage Mama and The Cottage Home blog has come out with 3 new patterns and she asked me to review one of her patterns. To say that I was excited is an understatement. I really didn’t even know that “The Cottage Mama” knew that I even existed. I think I even read the email a few thousand time to make sure I was reading it right. So beyond honored I was given The Run Around Romper Pattern to review.
I love the Run Around Romper, but aren’t they all just so adorable?!
So I planned on making a romper for my little guy but ended up making one for each of the kiddos. I guess you could say that once I got started with this pattern I just couldn’t stop. Lindsey’s pattern was so easy to follow with lots of pictures along the way to refer to. It is a great project for the beginner sew-er who knows how to make a button hole. The Run Around Romper Pattern comes with three different design variations. You can see below that it comes in a shorts version (the one I chose to do) as well as a pants version. The pattern also allows you to embellish the front of the romper with stripes or add some cute ruffles to the bottom of the pants, but really the possibilities are endless on what you can do to these little rompers. The pattern is designed for 6 months to 6 years and can be made for girls or boys. How great is that?! Of course the hardest part about making these rompers was deciding what fabric to use. Then again, isn’t that always the hardest part? I ended up using some super cheap fabric that I bought from Walmart for $1.50 a yard. I guess you could say that this orange fabric was calling my name. Plus the fabric is very lightweight and I knew it would be perfect for these rompers. I went against my norm and made them a bit more matchy-match then I normally do. The only difference I made between the two of them was with the side tabs and the buttons. On one of the rompers I added a little white ruffle down the front, but left the rest plain and simple. The rompers can be paired with a simple peasant top, tee shirt or just be worn as is. You can tell just by looking at them how comfy they are. They really are the perfect little outfit for running around in, even if it is to the garden to get all dirty! Or to sit and enjoy some yummy pops.
Even my little guy even got a romper. I planned on making him an orange gingham one to match the girls but he begged for a yellow and green one. I’m sure you can guess why. For his romper I used the shorts version and added the interweaving stripes. I will be honest, I’m just not feeling this romper like the girls. Lindsey tells you in the pattern to be careful choosing your fabrics for the interweaving stripes and I knew once I lined all of the stripes up that I just wasn’t feeling it… unfortunately my little guy was. So I had no choice…I sewed some yellow and green stripes on. Sometimes you just need to make a little boy happy and make him what he wants.
So here comes the fun part. This is the part where I ask you if you want to win a Run Around Romper Pattern of your own. Well of course you do!
To enter, head on over to The Cottage Mama and take a peek at all of her newest patterns. Then just come back here and leave me a comment telling me which pattern you would love to have. Yes, it is that simple!
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