Looking for the perfect newborn or Baby Shower gift for a little girl? How about a Gold Trimmed Baby Romper! Elisa from the Sewing Rabbit Team is showing off a fabulous sewing DIY today to make this adorable Gold Trimmed Baby Romper Knock Off. I am so in love.
How to Sew a Gold Trimmed Baby Romper DIY
Why, oh why, do the most adorable clothes come with the biggest price tags?? My sister-in-law has great taste in clothes…which can also be translated as expensive tastes. She recently had a baby girl and I came across this image on her Pinterest board when trying to decide what I’d sew as a gift for my new little niece.
I fell in love with this gold trimmed bubble romper and decided to try my hand at knocking off the look. (Since I wasn’t going to spend 115 Euro/$150 to buy it for a newborn!) It’s an easy little outfit to whip up and is just as cute as the original.
- Main Fabric (I used a white swiss dot.)
- Lining Fabric (Especially if you’re using white but even if you’re not, the lining gives a professional finish. In fact, if you want to make button holes at the top, the romper would be fully reversible!)
- Piping in whatever color you want
- 3/8″ Elastic
- 2 Buttons
First make your piping (if you’re making your own). You can visit my blog (CharmingDoodle) for a tutorial on making your own piping. I used a gold swimsuit fabric to make my piping. It was a little fussy since it stretches, but it was the only soft gold fabric I could find and it was just the look I was going for.
Place your main fabric (right sides together) and sew down the sides using 5/8″ seams. Trim the seam allowances and press the seams open.
Repeat for the lining. But leave open the area between each set of marks you made.
Now make the straps by folding each strap in half the long way (right sides together) and sewing 2 sides, leaving one end open. Trim the seam allowances, clip corners, turn the strap right side out and press.
Place the lining inside the main fabric tube with right sides together. Cut the crotch seam by doing the following: Find the center of the bottom of the romper and mark it with a pin. Make a mark 2.25 inches in from the bottom edge. Then measure and mark out to the side of the center 1 3/8 inches on each side. Use tailor’s chalk or a pen (you won’t see the finished markings) to draw a curved line connecting these points. Cut along your line.
Then pin the piping with the raw edge aligned with the top of the romper all the way around. Roll the top layer of fabric back up and secure it with pins or clips.
Stitch using a 5/8″ seam allowance. To finish off the piping, make sure to overlap the ends where they meet at the side seam. When you stitch over them and turn the piece right side out, your piping will look like this where the edges come together.