The theme for this season's Kids Clothes Week is Disguise, so while I work on some actual disguises for my kids, I thought it would also be a perfect time to disguise one of my favorite summery patterns for the fall season. I sewed a pair of baby leg warmers and modified this Satya romper from Jennuine Design* that I made during testing. I originally made them as regular hemmed shorts, but this week I decided to add the elastic just because I love that look on baby legs!
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links indicated with *. I was a tester for this pattern and I am a Pattern Brand Representative this year for Jennuine Design. Being a design rep has no requirements, but means I get a free copy of each pattern she releases in 2015. But I'm still glad to test when I can because I really enjoy working with Jenn and think her patterns are really well written and designed. Her pdf patterns are available on her site, but will also be available as paper patterns and in stores soon! During Kids Clothes Week you can use code DISGUISE in her shop* to save 20% on your purchase.
Here's what I'd tell you that you should know about the Satya Romper:
- Elastic at the back of the straps makes it is easy to take on and off (for diaper changes or potty). It also has an option for a snap placket for the smaller sizes still in diapers.
- The pattern has facings or the option for a fully lined bodice (see picture below of inside (facings version).
- Fully enclosed waistband
- Knee length, shorts, or bubble shorts (with elastic in the leg hem) options for the length.
- Sweet full pockets (not faux pockets) for extra detail and function (for those old enough to use pockets). Did you notice they mimic the curve of the neckline?
- As with all Jennuine Design patterns, well designed inside and out.
To stretch the wearing for midwest fall weather, I paired it with a denim jacket and DIY leg warmers (tutorial up soon). A cardigan would also pair nicely, and I love that you can still see the chubby baby legs between the romper and the leg warmers!
Semi-related note: Did you notice how crazy the pocket fabric is? It's hidden inside the pockets, but I used it to get the gold dot border to show at the top of the pocket (on the right side). Thankfully, no one will usually be looking on the inside! Someone gave me this fabric, which I am pretty sure is from about 1992, and I kept it for muslins, but I found if I cut in just the right parts of the fabric, I kind like it. I couldn't wear it, but it's cute on the girls!
You can see the other patterns I've sewn from Jennuine Design HERE.