A Year of Dresses: Ruffled Bubble Romper

Don't you just love this week's Year of Dresses...with legs? Okay, so it's a romper it's a great pattern.  The Ruffled Bubble Romper is perfection.  Full of vintage inspired charm, this pattern features bubble styling, ruffles wrapped from one side and around the back to the other side, and halter neck. All of it is adorable.  Not only is it cute, the smart design is perfect for keeping your little ones cool on hot summer days!

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The Ruffled Romper is available for baby in sizes newborn to 24 months or toddler in sizes 2-6.  This is a beginner / advanced beginner pattern level.  If you can gather, you can make this.  There are slight pattern differences between the toddler and baby sizes.  Toddler sizes have a seam in the center front enabling the legs to have a  more age appropriate bloomer style with short legs.  Baby sizes are diaper cover style.  The baby size pattern also has optional crotch snaps for easy diaper changes.  As a mom, I always add the snaps!  The other main difference is that toddler sizes have long halter straps that tie in a full bow while baby sizes have short straps that tie in a knot to keep baby safe.  Both styles feature an elasticized back and legs.

To make this quick sewing pattern even quicker use a rolled hem on the ruffle edges and gather with using a ruffler foot.

What a sweet little ruffled bum

I treasure this style on Sweet Pea right now and take full advantage of her wearing it.  It is one that I know she limited time amount of time to wear before ruffles on the bum just won't work.  But for now, whether it's a day trip to the lake, shopping around town, or staying home to play, the ruffled romper is quite simply adorable, and I receive complements every time she wears it!

Today was all about playing in the back yard.  Sweet Pea was up and down the slide, swinging on her tummy and playing with her brothers.  Really, the best days of summer are spent outside watching and playing with the kiddos.  They are only this age once and who know what next year will hold.

That Grin!

See, they're almost all together in this picture.  

Here's you quick pattern rundown: