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I have been meaning to try this free Dutch bodysuit pattern for awhile. At first I was going to do a cool stripe design (which I will still be doing sometime in the next couple of months), but then I realized I really wanted to print fabric. I didn’t want to have to make a new stamp, so I decided to reuse my fox stamp. After I got partway through, I realized that this is my signature style and it coincided perfectly with PR and P signature style week. My signature style is:
- Prints, either bought or printed by me
- Simple, modern silhouettes with great details
- Any kind of one-piece, I don’t always do this, but I LOVE rompers.
I cut out cream knit jersey and the printed it with the foxes. Then I sewed it together with brown rib knit. I used brown snaps on the inseam. I added fox face elbow and knee pads. I cut pieces from red and heather tan felt and sewed it on. I then added a little bit of embroidery for eyes and a nose. I love the little fox faces!
The pattern was sort of confusing to use because all the instructions were in Dutch. The main parts were easy, because I could figure out the construction from the pictures. I just really, really struggled with the ribbing lengths. At least now I know the lengths for the next time I make it!
My one regret on this romper is that it looks like pajamas. I was hoping the elbow and knee patches would help, but they don’t do much. Maybe Henry can just wear a brown cardigan whenever he wears it. Any tips for “un-pajam-izing” this romper?