Does this look like a legit toddler or WHAT??
Anyways, I wanted to try a couple of EXPERIMENTS on her.....
That cloth romper that I posted the other day needed to be TESTED. It was designed for stretch fabrics but I was thinking it would sew up find in a woven.
Yup. Just fine.
And the back with the cross straps:
Inspiration for this project was from saw one of my favorite sources for baby sewing inspiration, @yo_soy_luna :
Some differences, but overall pretty similar!
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Secondly, my weird experiment: An Izzy Top (free pattern) with a harem pants sort of attachment.
I was inspired by this Wolfechild romper that I also saw on @yo_soy_luna ...
... and I made my own attempt without a pattern for the bottom part.
Cute or weird? I think the original version with thin straps is the way to go, but more importantly a lighter/thinner fabric with more drape would recreate the original look much better.
I made the polka-dot romper out of a sheet I found at the Goodwill bins when I was preeetttyy new to sewing. That trip was awesome, I found lots of sheets with crazy prints and other large shirts with funky fabric that I am still using in projects to this day. However, I didn't know a lot about fabrics and how the quality of the fabric impacts the garmet and the way it falls etc. So a somewhat stiff, starchy, thick old sheet falls pretty differently than the (what looks like) a nice lightweight cotton, like for a lightweight blouse.
That's all for now. But for good measure, here is a picture of Lucca cracking up last night as I was trying to read her a book and get her to settle down. She was so not having it that I gave in and was silly for a minute (pretending to eat her cardboard Dr. Suess book) and she was busting up!