This is one of the most popular sewing pattern designers for kids clothes, and this is one of her best selling patterns. It’s super-popular for a reason – it’s great to sew and great to wear!
This is her ‘JUMPY’ Baby Romper pattern that is super cute, fully lined and reversible. It comes in sizes for your baby who wears diapers (or not) and for your children up to 6 years and is a project for any beginner sewer to tackle.
You can sew this romper with stretchy material or with woven fabric, however, the designer recommends that if you use woven fabric then you should probably upsize particularly if the measurements of your child are very close to those in the chart. We suggest a knit fabric would most likely work best as the stretch gives the little ones easy unrestricted movement (and is also more forgiving in terms of sizing and fit.)
The JUMPY Baby Romper has these features:
It’s reversible and fully lined
No special seam or finishing is required as all straight seams are completely hidden inside the romper
The leg cuffs are foldable
Colored snaps or sew on snaps or buttons are on the simple straps. (Use Kam snaps – they rock!)
The pattern comes in ten sizes from newborn to 6 years as follows: newborn-birth, 3 months, 6-9 months, 12 months and 18 months for babies and 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 years for toddlers and kids.
As far as outer fabric and lining are concerned the smallest size newborn requires 5/8 yard (0.50m) of 44″ (110cm) or 60″ (150cm) wide, while the largest size 6 years requires 1 1/4 yard (1.10m) of 60″ (150cm) wide.
WHERE TO BUY THE SOFTEST KNIT FABRICS
Here are some ideas for suppliers for the softest stretch fabrics, ideal for this project.
Spoonflower on Etsy – all of their fabric designs can be printed on any type of fabric. Try the organic cotton knit, the cotton jersey or the modern jersey for this pattern.
PeekABoo Fabric Shop – well known for their patterns of course, but also stocking more than 1000 different fabrics, all perfect for sewing kids clothes. You’ll find more than 500 beautiful soft knit fabrics here.