Sunday, June 9, 2013


Fully intending to make some tops to go with the 4 pair of shorts I made last week, S.A.D.D. struck me.
Sewing Attention Deficit Disorder.
My attention shifted from making tops to  making a pattern that happened to be sitting on top of my to-do pile.

It's a romper style pattern called Zephyr by Figgy's Patterns. 

I've never made a Figgy's pattern before and I wasn't disappointed.
The instructions clear and easy to understand.
It did take me quite awhile to make it though. Whenever I use a new pattern it always seems to go slowly first time around but after that, I can bang 'em out much more quickly.

Next time around though, I might add maybe a half inch (1.25 cm) to the leg band ties. It might make tying a little easier.

I chose big buttons for the closure because Caitlin is now dressing herself and larger buttons might be easier for her to manipulate.
Next time around I'll only use 2 buttons instead of 3.

The fabric is knit and the green contrast is Kona cotton.

Here's the back of the romper.......

While I was taking these pictures, a Ruby Throated Hummingbird was buzzing right over my head.

You know what I don't get; in the song 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes' by Crosby, Stills and Nash, the lyrics are "chestnut brown canary, ruby throated sparrow". Well, those birds don't exist but there are chestnut brown warblers and of course, to wit, ruby throated hummingbirds.

I'm off track again, aren't I.

Okay, so the other reason I made this pattern was my daughter really likes romper patterns and asked if I could make one or two. Maybe three.
So I've made this one and am completely happy with the results.

 I'm sure she'll like this romper too and be 'thrilled to the marrow'!


  1. Love it!
    You have beaten me to another pattern.

    Hoping for a modelled pic soon.

  2. I love it too. This has been sitting on my to do pile for way too long - even have fabric bought especially for it - I guess SADD must have afflicted me, too.... ;-)

  3. This is great! And you made it out of knit - it's going to be the most comfy romper, ever!

  4. We've got fabric picked out and ready to go for this pattern.....but haven't touched it yet! Way to inspire us...

  5. I thought for sure I had commented on your adorable outfit!!! This is so sweet! I love this pattern and I really need to sew it! I think it's been on my to-do list for a year! haha! (Ever since I saw it on the Sarah Jane blog in some Out to Sea fabric!) Thank you for linking up!

  6. Very nice! While Lo is here, I want to remember to show her some fabric. To see if she likes it.