When Kelly from Sewing in No Mans Land so generously agreed to be a part of the Pattern Remix Series, I literally danced a jig around my living room with glee! I couldn’t have been more thrilled!

Her incredible creations, combined with her natural gift for photography, make it pure eye candy every time I visit her site. She is one of my major sewing and blogging idols, and I am pretty sure I could fill up my entire Pinterest account with her posts…lol.

You should have seen me pining over her tutorial page trying to pick which 4 to choose! Lol

I am so honored to have her here with us today, (still dancing a mental jig as I type this) so without further ado, I give you Kelly!


I have actually been sitting on this project for WEEKS and it has been KILLING me! I am so excited to share it today and be part this amazing Sewing Remix series! My little contribution is the Flapper Baby Romper:

When Jess asked me to be part of Sewing Remix I was pretty excited to follow a pattern. But then I kept seeing little outfits like this everywhere:

Source: Simplicity Photography

Or this adorable retro version:

I thought, Evie HAS to have one!!! I wanted to stick to the rules though and remix a pattern. For the perfect place to start I headed over to Made to Dana’s free down loadable perfect diaper cover pattern. This gave me a good jumping off point to create The Flapper Baby Romper:

After asking Dana for her permission I morphed the perfect diaper cover pattern into my own Flapper Baby Romper pattern which you can download over at Sewing In No Mans Land. My first attempt was supposed to be Evie sized about 2T… but ended up Carmen sized or about 3-4T

I tweaked it a bit and then shrunk the pattern you can print out by 80% to get my Evie sized Flapper Baby Romper:

I dunno what it is but these little rompers make their little bums look so adorable ha!

It is probably how great Dana’s original pattern is! Carmen’s was a little roomy so in the final tutorial I added an extra step to put some elastic around the waist and cinch it up a bit.

I also added elastic to the back shoulder blade portion to keep it nice and snug

If you would like to sew a long and make your own Flapper Baby Romper

hop on over to Sewing In No Mans Land for all the instructions and the printable pattern!! Jessica thanks so much for having me and I hope you are getting some much needed R&R before this little blue bundle of joy comes!


Oh. my. God. Kelly! I am dying right now from how cute this is! I saw that same post over at Grosgrain and fell in love, but what you have done with it, using Dana’s diaper cover pattern, amazing!!!

Thank you so much for being here, you are an inspiration to us all! What am I going to do when that little bundle of blue does show up, and I can’t put him in pink retro rompers like this?!! Lol – looks like I have to learn a whole new ballgame…

Thank you so much for stopping by everyone! Until next time, Happy Sewing :)