Romper stomper: Simplicity 2459

Hey everyone, I’m so sorry I’ve been so quiet over the last few weeks. It’s not like I’ve been mega busy, or super tired – I’ve just taken myself out of the zone I think! Thank goodness for Handmade Style. Without this regular feature there’d be tumbleweeds round these parts. Thanks for your suggestions on new questions – I’ll be factoring them into some exciting new interviews with your favourite bloggers, coming soon.

In the meantime, let’s all have a collective awwwwwwh for Simplicity 2459…

Simplicity 2459How gorgeous is this?? It’s made of leftover teal cord from my Beignet and Ginger skirts, and lined with leftover rabbit fabric from my self-drafted smock top. Dontcha love a ‘free’ make?

For the most part this was really easy to knock up, except that the instructions seemed to omit the adding of the shoulder straps for View G which was what I was doing, which was a tad confusing but easily remedied by seam ripping the top of the bodice back and tucking the straps in, then securing with some top stitching. I also added a snap on each side under the arm. BOY I hate doing snaps after a long hiatus. I always forget how to do them, then lose/break/throw-them-at-the-wall-in-frustration. We got there in the end though. But I was down to my last two snaps – I shit you not.

This little romper goes with everything it seems. Must be a baby thing…

I used ready-made popper tape for the bottom – I’m sure I could have done a neater job here but truth be told I have no idea how these things work. I reckon a day or two of changing nappies will shed some light on what’s really practical.

Less than two weeks to go! The baby is a teeny tiny bit engaged which means he/she is taking his/her own sweet time to get into position. That’s cool. We’re ready. The romper will be waiting.


22 thoughts on “Romper stomper: Simplicity 2459

  1. How cute?!?!? I often wish I could wear such cute kids’ clothes you know. All the best Joanne, nearly there now, and then you’ll move into a totally different way of life. Big huge hugs, look forward to the pics of baby wearing all these gorgeous makes xx

    • I can just see you in this Winnie! I also love kids clothes, most of my time in John Lewis is spent wondering how I can scale up certain items! Thank you for hugs!

  2. Hello Joanne. This is a lovely make – the romper looks so soft and cosy. I’ve just posted about a book I used for sewing children’s clothes on my new blog. (25 patterns in one book = good value!). I’m also guilty of wardrobe envy when I look at my daughter’s clothes… it can’t be right to want to wear a five year old’s dresses…

    Good luck when your little one comes!

  3. So so cute!
    I just made a romper for my niece using Whipstitch’s downloadable overmost pattern but I haven’t posted pics of it yet (except an instagram here: It’s a good pattern for an older baby (the littlest size is 12 months, I think) if you still like overalls then – the design makes it totally reversible. It didn’t have poppers in the crotch but I added them using a tutorial I found on pinterest.

  4. Aw bless! I loved making dungarees for my kids when they were babies. Top tip – once they start to crawl the poppers will pop so leave them off from about size 92cm 😉

  5. Just unbelievably gorgeous! The poppers will be super useful when it comes to nappy change – I vetoed anything with out them!!! I didn’t have the poppers popping once crawling stage, but then my little man is tall and skinny – even when he had terry bums (re-useable/washable terry nappies)on!
    Glad the baby’s taking their own sweet time in engaging – they’ll get there! Big hugs and baby thoughts your way x

  6. Absolutely adorable Joanne! Oh I wish mine were still small enough to wear dungarees, they’re unbelievably cute and you’re right, they go with everything, it must be a baby thing!
    I can’t believe you’re almost there! Wishing you a safe delivery of your beautiful baby and sending you lots of love. Jane xxx

  7. “Awwww!” that is TOO cute! I love the little rabbits, I think I have some of that fabric in a japanese fabric pack I bought. Fabric leftovers make the best “free” baby clothes 🙂

  8. How adorable! I confess, when I thought I was having a boy I imagined lots of little corduroy rompers and plaid bow ties. But looks like I’ll be making lots of pink things…. 🙂 Wishing you all the best in two weeks!

  9. Oh man I’m practically crying with broodiness!! This is meltworthy. So beautifully made too – I always find baby things so fiddly to make! And can I just say how unbearably cute you guys will be all matching in your teal cord outfits!! xxx

  10. Pingback: Annabel Vita » Dotty baby dungarees (Whipstitch Overmost pattern)

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