Monday, July 2, 2018
Linville Rompers by Hey June Patterns
I finally delivered on the romper Ansley asked me for last summer. She outgrew the original one, which now happily fits Lisbon. I wanted to recreate the pictures but they weren't having it and it wasn't worth a fight since I got decent pictures as is. The summer evening light in our backyard is magical!
I sewed a size ten for Ansley. Her measurements put her between an eight and ten, which isn't surprising because she's an average sized nine year old. She requested a tie back instead of a button and loop or a little tab and snaps. I also added about three and a half inches to the shorts. I can't remember if she specifically asked for them to be longer or just agreed that the pink one was too short (and also too small).
I used fabric from joanns and since it took me a whole year to get to it we decided on different fabric. I can't find the exact listing but I think it might have rayon or modal in it? It was kind of fussy when hemming and squaring off for cutting and when making bias tape. I used the lightest heat setting on my iron even though the bolt said to line dry and do not press because the fabric needed to be pressed. It was fine but the gold of the arrows might come off later? It was a risk worth taking.
(love this pic!)
Lisbon agreed to pose for me and she agreed to let me try to recreate the hairstyle Ansley had in the original pictures. This is her first full set of pigtails ever(!)- a moment I have been waiting for since I found out she was a girl when I was pregnant with her. I love it so much but it also makes me sad that she looks so much like a little girl. She also wanted to waddle like a penguin. She is still very much in love with penguins.
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