Fabric and Notions: Field's Fabric
I'll walk you through the options that I picked to "build my Amelia" and give you some suggestions for when you build yours. First off, you'll need to determine the closures for your item (read, how you'd like to put the romper/dress on): if you have a young kiddo in diapers, the Snap Inseam option is great for quick diapers changes. That is the option I went with in size 12 mos. for my little chica niece. So pull it over the head and snap the shorts closed!
The options as far as sleeves and shorts (ruffled or no ruffle) are fun details that you can use depending on your personal taste. I used the cap sleeve pattern but didn't put a binding on it, which creates a flutter sleeve. No need to finish that hem either since it is knit and won't unravel, leaving it with a nice airy look (booyah!). I also think putting the flutter sleeve on there helps balance the top out with the bottom if you are using a ruffled hem on the shorts since they both bubble out a little.
Last but not least, add your little bow or draw strings! You can do button holes if you want to actually loop your ribbon through, or you can just sew a bow down to give it the effect of a draw string. I pulled in the colors of the fishy buttons with the bow and it turned out great!
Alright, I know I've been PAB patterns crazy lately...there are so many good ones. But I have some other favorite pattern makers to show you in the upcoming weeks! Can't wait! Also, don't forget to stay tuned for some women's patterns that I've cooked up for my every day wardrobe!!
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