Thursday, May 23, 2013

Adelaide Vintage Romper - Knit Version + 3 Pack Pattern Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop introduced a new romper pattern--the Adelaide Vintage Romper.  Disclosure:  I am an affiliate for Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, but all opinions provided in this post are 100% my own.  I'm sure you've seen pictures of the pattern cover with the cute girl wearing the teal chevron romper with red trim.  Well, I could have sworn it was knit fabric, so I emailed Amy, the pattern designer, to confirm my suspicion.  She said is was just quilting cotton, but then asked if I wanted to try out the pattern in knit fabric.  I said sure!


The Adelaide Vintage Romper pattern is not designed specifically for knit fabrics, but it is definitely doable to make it out of knit.  I did it with just a few slight modifications to the original pattern instructions.  If you are interested in attempting this adorable romper in knit, then I suggest you read through my post first for some helpful advice.

For my knit version of the Adelaide Vintage Romper, I used 100% cotton interlock knit.  For the piping and the leg cuffs, I used a cotton wide ribbed knit that had a touch of spandex in it.

First, cut out your bodice, shorts, collar, and tie pieces using the main fabric and making sure the direction of stretch is across each of the pieces.  Next, cut out the cuffs and enough 1" strips to make your piping (if you choose to add piping to your look).  I use 1/8" nylon cording found at the hardware store or in the hardware section at Wal-mart to make piping.  You can buy a 40' roll for less than $3.


Follow the Adelaide Vintage Romper pattern instructions like normal for attaching the piping, sewing the collar to the bodice, shirring the back and adding the elastic, and making the pockets.  Here's where I veered away from the order of the pattern instructions and took a slightly different approach mainly because of the knit fabric.

Next, I sewed the bodice lining to the bodice front (RST) across the top using my serger and making sure to sandwich the tie straps in between the two.  Flip the pieces so right sides are out and press the seam flat.  Now I pinned with RST the bodice back and the bodice front along the side seams and serged the edges.  I used my regular sewing machine to tack down the seam toward the back bodice.


By now, you have already sewn the shorts pockets on, so take the two front shorts pieces RST and sew down the crotch seam with your serger.  Leave the inseam open.  Do the same thing for the two back shorts pieces.  With RST, sew the front shorts to the back shorts along the side seams (inseam is still unsewn).  Take one of the ribbed knit cuff pieces and fold it in half along the length with WST.  This piece will be shorter than the leg opening, so stretch it as necessary when pinning it to the bottom of the shorts.  Make sure that raw edges are matching and that the cuff is on top of the right side of the shorts leg.  Hope this makes sense!  Once you have it pinned in place, serge the cuff to the shorts and then flip the cuff down so the seam will be on the inside of the garment.  Repeat for the other leg.  Now pin the inseam RST and making sure to match the seams of the crotch and the cuffs before serging the seam.


Again, you can tack the serged seam at the leg opening down with a regular stitch on your sewing machine.

You should now have a separate top and bottom for the romper.  All we have left to do is attach them together at the waist.  I turned the bodice wrong side out and slipped it over the right side of the shorts and matched up the raw edges and side seams.  Pin the pieces together and then sew together using your regular sewing machine's zipper foot and a stretch needle (since there is piping along the front bodice at the waist).  Then use your serger to finish the edges of the seam.



That's it!  Easy as can be, right?  The knit version is so soft and comfy to wear, and perfect for play time or a walk outside.

Now I want to make an Adelaide Vintage Romper in quilting cotton just so I can say I've played by the rules!  The knit version was fun to make though, and if you have experience sewing with knits, I recommend giving it a try!  I'm pretty sure you'll be glad you did!

Oh, guess what?  Today is Thrifty Thursday at Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, and that means one special pattern is on sale for today only for $4!  This week's Thrifty Thursday pattern is the Susie Sun Dress! Don't miss this deal!


Now for the giveaway!

Want a chance to win a 3 pack of pdf patterns from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop?  Of course you do!  Who wouldn't?!  Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below to earn up to three entries.  Winner will be announced here on Monday, May 27, 2013!

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Thanks for stopping by today, and a big thank you to Amy from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop for offering the patterns in the giveaway!

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75 comments:

  1. I want the Adelaide Romper! I've been eyeing it since it was released!

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  2. I'd like the Little Gentlemen Suit Jacket.

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  3. Well of course I love the rompers!

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  4. I like the Natalie dress pattern.

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  5. I would love to see the little boy gentleman suit jacket.

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  6. I vote for Alex and Anna summer pjs!!!

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  7. I like the "Does it all" diaper bag. I have a shower to attend.

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  8. I would LOVE to see the "Puddle Jumper Rain Coat"!!
    kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  9. Very cute! I'm hoping to win and get the lil' adventurer backpack pattern!

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  10. Either the Adelaide Romper or the Hangout Hoodie

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  11. The Jackie Dress would be great!

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  12. I know they're new so it probably won't happen but I'd love to see the Rosalie Ruffle Tee or the rash guard patterns on Thrifty Thursday! :)

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  13. Sweetheart halter or this cute romper!

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  14. I'd like to see the Starboard Jacket or the Classic Chinos! :)

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  15. I want the summer pjs and the rosalie to go up! By the way, I just sewed an Adelaide up the other day and was wondering if knit would work. It does and yours looks awesome!

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  16. I want the Adelaide Vintage Romper or the Victoria Dress Coat. :-)

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  17. I also want the Adelaide Romper! Thank you!

    Amanda Kaye Grant

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  18. Hopscotch tunic top/dress. It's been on my list for a while!

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  19. I'd want the Molly Schoolgirl or the Classic Polo. My daughter will need school uniforms in the fall.

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  20. I need the classic chino pattern!

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  21. I'd love to see The Jackie or the Adelaide Romper on Thrifty Thursday. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  22. I think I need the Hangout Hoodie for when my girly starts going to school!

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  23. I need the Hopscotch top/dress!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  24. Great tips! I'd love the perfect peasant dress, such a timeless design but so many ways to combine fabric. Can't wait to get started on it.

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  25. The rash guard - I think EVERYONE needs that for summer, protect those babies form skin cancer - and keep 'em cute ;o) And I desperately want the Rosalie!!! Oh wait, you might not do new releases... I love your hangout hoodie too... and EVERYTHING!

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  26. I like to get the alex and anna pj and/or hangtime basketball shorts. thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. the Adelaide Romper or the Natalie dress!! thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. I would love to see the v-neck cardigan.

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  29. the Adelaide romper or the new swimsuit.

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  30. Evelyn dress and swing top is cute!

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  31. Oh the hangout hoodie would be very cool :)

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  32. Love the Adelaide romper or a swimsuit.

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  33. I'd love the Adalaide or either of the PJ patterns for a thrifty Thursday.

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  34. Sailor shorts or Adalaide would be great!!

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  35. I would love the Classic polo! I could make my daughters school uniforms with that pattern!!!

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  36. I'd love to see the Hangout Hoodie as a future Thrifty Thursday pattern special. It's really starting to get cool here in Australia, with winter just around the corner and my lil miss would just be adorable in a little hoodie!

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  37. I love the Ella Party Dress

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  38. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity :) I have been following Naptime crafters pretty much since I started sewing :) There are so many Amy's patterns that I like! Annie, Madison, Sabrina, Birthday girl, Hopscotch, Jackie... just to name a few ;)

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  39. I'd love to see the Elaina Pintuck Party Dress or the Lil' Adventurer backpack

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  40. I love peek-a-boo'sa patterns!

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  41. I'd like to see the knit ruffle dress.

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  42. I'd love to see the Ashley Knit Ruffle Dress on Thrifty Thursday.

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  43. I love the petal dress! But I could easily pick many more. You have some great patterns!

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  44. This is adorable. You are sew smart!

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  45. I would love to see the Little Gentleman Jacket or vest and pants pattern. Some of the only one of her patterns I don't have! :D

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  46. I would love to see the classic chinos on thrifty Thursday:)

    Wildbluestarz att aol .... com

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  47. I want to see the chinos on thrifty Thursday.

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  48. I'd like to see the hang 10 rash guard!

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  49. I'd like to see the rash guard as the Thrifty Thursday pick as well! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. Id love to see the sun n' fun leotard and swimsuit!! <3

    emilyanderson915@yahoo.com

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  51. I have several Peek a Boo patterns already, but one I'd love to see on TT is the Paradise Bay Tankini. Thanks!

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  52. I really love the Adelaide Romper too. It is gorgeous. I want them all. :)

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  53. I would love to see the bubble shorts on sale. Those are just such cute little shorts!!!

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  54. I'd love to see the romper pattern featured on the THursday sale...I' all about finding cute romper patterns these days!

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  55. Thanks for sharing your knit version step by step. Cute as can be.

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  56. The pintuck party dress.

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  57. Would love to see the new swimsuit. Nadine

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  58. I want the cardigan pattern! It's SO stinkin' cute!!!

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  59. Adalaide :) shanna donelson miller

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  60. I'd love to see the hangout hoody in a thrifty Thursday.

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