It just sort of worked out that my current project is red, white, and blue. Two little sailor rompers in a size 1.
The girl and boy versions have a white linen top and a 1/32" cotton micro check bottom. The bodice front has a pulled thread grid which was machine stitched with an entredeux stitch and then the red or blue floss was woven through the holes created by the machine. The sailor collar and sleeve cuff feature a line of hand stitched double feather stitch. The girl sleeve has some 'puff' at the cap in contrast to the fitted sleeve on the little boy romper.
The sewn in shaped belts are piped at top and bottom. The girl romper has a tie sash in the back and the boy version is more tailored with a lapped button back belt. These rompers are a bit more complicated to put together than they might appear. I like everything to line up at the center back and this project presented a few challenges in that department.
These rompers in sizes 1-3 will be a new class for me in 2014. I think they are a good mix of a 'do-able' project paired with lots of interesting design and construction details.