It’s no secret I love sewing gifts for babies and kids. So many amazing patterns, adorable fabrics, and room for creative touches like lace trim or incorporating a fluffy tulle skirt.
Recently, I sewed Fresh Stitch Patterns Playgroup Dress.
I liked it so much, I made a Playgroup Romper in the same fabric for another gift.
The pattern is very similar in construction, except it features a gathered “bubble” or narrow bloomer – whichever you prefer.
Total sewing time for me was approximately 6 hours total. That does include the time I spent installing the KAM Snaps – one of my favorite sewing notions EVER.
Have I mentioned I’m a very sloooooooowwwwww sewist? It takes me forever to make a pattern up for the first time. Multiple attempts at making the same thing tend to get easier.
This one is the 9-12 month size, as it was gifted to my neighbor. The back and side seams of the bubble bloomer are finished with a serger, but the lined bodice is entirely enclosed.
To go with the Playgroup Romper, I made Purl Soho’s free Baby Sunbonnet pattern.
What a great sewing project! This one only took about 2 hours from cutting to finish. Construction is simple, and I enjoyed making the little straps.
You only need 1/4 yard of each fabric (main and lining), plus a tiny bit of interfacing.
The bright floral and geometric fabric is a print from my stash I bought AGES ago – Modern Eclectic designed by Khristian Howell for Blend Fabrics. It is now out of print, but a few are still available on Etsy.
This set turned out fantastic, if I don’t say so myself!
What have you been sewing?