Friday, June 20, 2014

The Zephyr Romper and Romper Week Giveaway

It's Romper Week again with Sewing Mama RaeAnna!  I love rompers and wish I were young enough to wear them still and not get funny looks!  Instead, I'll just have to sew up a few for Ella and live vicariously through her.

This year, I put together one of the prettiest and most detailed rompers I've ever sewn--The Zephyr Romper by Figgy's.  A long, long time ago, I bought the Kid's Romper Revamp Class at Craftsy (affiliate link) that has Shelly Figueroa of Figgy's walk you step-by-step through the process of sewing her Zephyr Romper.  I've now forgotten why I waited so long to take the class and make this romper, but I wish I had tried it sooner!  This Zephyr Romper is amazing!

It's a great class for anyone interested in sewing this romper, but not necessary if you want to just buy the pattern and have a go at it on your own.  I've sewn up several other Figgy's patterns, and I always learn a new sewing technique or method from her patterns.

I love the braided straps, subtle pleats, and tiny buttons on the front facing of this romper.

Did you see the adorable side vents and ties on each leg opening?  So sweet, but the contrasting ties nearly did me in.  I had the most difficult time getting the pattern pieces to fit correctly!  It's always rewarding when something that does challenge you works out well in the end and looks like it was effortless to make!

This sweet romper also has pockets!

My daughter has this quirk about tight elastic at the waist in rompers or dresses, or tops with elastic at the bottom.  She fidgets and pulls at it all day long, but if I use elastic thread and shirr the waist instead, she's fine!

So, to accommodate my daughter and make her most comfortable, I omitted the elastic casing and shirred two rows with elastic thread just above the waistband seam.

And in case you are wondering, the precious polka dot and bunny fabric is Hoppy Dot in Dusk by Tula Pink and Dot Chambray in Indigio by Robert Kaufman.

Have you been following along with all the other bloggers during Romper Week?  If not, be sure to go back and see all the other fantastic rompers for both boys and girls that have been shared. There are even a few free patterns!

If you need even more inspiration after seeing all the amazing ones from the tour, be sure to check out RaeAnna's Romper Inspiration Pinterest Board.

Don't forget about the contest and the giveaway!  Link up your own romper project using the link below to win one of these awesome prizes!  Voting begins on June 21st and runs through June 28th, so there is still a little time to get your romper entered!
An InLinkz Link-up

And don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, too!  RaeAnna has really gone all out to put together this amazing event!  Please be sure to visit her blog at Sewing Mama RaeAnna and let her know how much you enjoy it!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have fun sewing!


  1. CUTE, Veronica!! We've got that pattern, but haven't sewn it .... yet... we even bought fabric to make one at one time, but then sewed up something else with it. Guess we just need to go shopping again, right?? Thanks for the review...can't wait to try it!

  2. This turned out perfect! Love it! :)

  3. Beautiful pattern. I can see myself enjoying my Saturday putting this together.


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