Sunday, July 7, 2013

Red White and Blue

Happy Canada Day (July 1st) and Happy July 4th

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. 


  1. Wonderful little outfits. Love your creativity.

  2. Great looking.Easier to work with than wool challis yet with enough new techniques to be fun and challenging.

    1. From Sarah Minton - guess I don't know how to sign in correctly.

  3. Gail, these are wonderful. Are these the same that were in AS&E? If so I made the "boy" romper for my great nephew for his Christening. It came out lovely. Thank you for all your inspiration.

  4. All of your creative touches make this a project worth studying. I've been pouring over it. The entredeux grid with woven floss gives such elegance and the triple feather stitching in place of middy braid is just spectacular. I love these outfits.

  5. Excellent ideas, as usual! I am still sewing for the "Closet" as is Denise, so we may just have to make one of each!


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