Friday, April 4, 2008

Little Rompers...

Normally when I sew, I do it for myself or for my daughters. Occasionally, I will do a little hemming of pants for the menfolk or mending too. Now that I have a boy...well, I still desire to once in awhile make him something.

I'm sure there are a few mommas out there that have had the same trouble as I have in finding cute, classy little things for their young menfolk. As I started looking for things for my son, I began to despair as I searched. There just wasn't much that I liked..perhaps others did, but I had another idea for what I'd like to put my son in. I found a few in SewBeautiful..but not for my little baby...for later. Which reminds me that I need to order some of the patterns they referred to.

Just as I began to give up, I came across this pattern below:

This is Simplicity 5115..unfortunately out of print. I found it somewhere...not sure how now, and I decided to check if they still had it. Well, sure enough they did and I was able to order it and one other shirt pattern for my menfolk. I love this little pattern...the boy's rompers are adorable and classy, and just in case I have any more girls or know someone expecting one, I have a lovely pattern for them as well.

I plan on making a couple of the little rompers for Liam in the very middle example(blue with big pocket). I have the fabric:

I saw these fabrics awhile back and just loved them. So I will make one up in each of these...and if they turn out...I will make one more for a special someone:-)

The pattern pieces are traced and cut out, the fabric is washed and just needs to be cut out. I hope to begin these this weekend or next week. Right now I am finishing up a nightgown that I've been working on far too long for Fiona. It is close to being done, but she has grown so much since I began it that I'm afraid it will be too short...enter lace to the bottom:-) When I am finished I will share...hopefully she will be willing to model it. Oh, and I will definitely show off Liam's little rompers as soon as they are done...hopefully not too far in the future!

Happy Sewing :-D,



Lauren Christine said...

How adorable! Your little man will be cute as can be :)

Serena said...

I really like that pattern. I hadn't realized it's out of print. I'll have to do some looking around to see if I can find myself a copy. Because you are so right: the amount of good little boy patterns out there is very, very small!

The fabrics you chose are so cute. I'm eager to see them sewn up. It will be inspiration for me, since I have two nephews on the way!

fairmaiden said...

Sommer, These are adorable lil rompers. Sure makes me miss having lil ones. Let us know how they turn out! Blessings<><

Tilly said...

Oh Sommer, that's just adorable! Liam will look so sweet in those fabrics too. :) I'm so excited for your sewing always feels so good to get things done! Do be sure to share pictures as you said!!

ps) you might also like Simplicity 4711...a bit "dressier" maybe, but has that same vintage charm!

Maiden of the King said...

That fabric is just charming! I love the dogs. And what a sweet pattern -- it's good to know that there are a few good patterns out there, even if they're difficult to find!

Can't wait to see the finished products!

Yours in Christ,