Monday, August 31, 2015

DIY -- Kids Romper/Jumpsuit -- McCall's M7151

DIY -Kid's Romper - McCall's M7151
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I have no idea why these pictures came out so fuzzy.  It could be because it was a cloudy day, but I had to post this because it's too darn cute!! I don't normally make too much for my kids because honestly they don't like the patterns that are in the store.  I guess they aren't "Cool Enough" compared to the apparel that is in the store.  The other problem is my daughter DOES NOT like to wear dresses and there seems to be many "Girly Dresses" in the book that turns her off.

We were flipping through the pattern book at Joann Fabrics and she came across the romper  in the McCall's pattern book. Now to her this was meant for her because the "Romper Style is In Mom".  She picked out her own fabric as well.

We bought about 2 yards of a light weight jersey knit striped fabric.  I know I took a picture of the bolt, but it must have been deleted from my phone at some point. This was some late night cutting and picture taking because of the shadows.  Do you like my different weights?? I used cans of fruit, vegetables and soup!! LOL.  Anything to keep a paper pattern down to the floor when you have a ceiling fan on full blast!

Honestly, this pattern was pretty easy to put together. I only got held up in the back attaching the straps.  I had a little bit of a hard time understanding that part of the instructions, but I got the gist of it and may have improvised a little.  If you have all the time in the world without any distractions (kids, lunch, phone, bathroom breaks, rest your eyes, etc) this should take about 2-3 hrs.  That also means you have to have manageable fabric.

The Brother Lock 1034D Serger I purchased from Walmart a few months ago was the best addition to my Brother family. It works like a dream.  It makes my apparel look and feel so much more professional when I am finished.  If you are looking for an affordable serger that will get the job done, this is the machine for you!!!

This is the finished product from all views.  I think it came out pretty well and she loves it!! It looks so cute on her. I wish I had made her more, but living on the East Coast....summer goes just as fast as it comes.  Now to find cute Fall and Winter clothes that can compete with the retail store seen.

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Until Next Time


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