When I buy fabric, I almost always have a plan in mind for it’s use. Those plans don’t always come to fruition, but I am well intentioned nevertheless. I picked up a cut of Fornasetti Forest from DuckaDilly about a year ago with the plan of making a romper for Layla. I imagined a short sleeved top and pants, so I picked up some Kaufman railroad denim to pair with it.
The last couple of times I have made rompers for Layla, she has outgrown them at warp speed because she has a long torso like her mother. Sooo that sort of scared me off for a while. But when I found the Tip Top Dress, I also discovered the Top Knot Romp by Chalk and Notch (a new-to-me pattern designer). It seemed to have a looser fit than rompers I’ve made in the past, and I liked the options it included for pants/shorts/skirt and long and short sleeve options.
It’s a fun pattern and pretty easy to make. The directions for the sleeve cuffs caused a bit of a hang up but I got past it. I think I’m going to try the full length version next time!
I hope you had a great weekend. We had the best I can remember. Justin was home all weekend, and even had yesterday off which is a very new concept (having holidays off). We hiked to a waterfall, we played outside, we watched movies, and ate too much dessert. It was pretty close to perfect. I love Tennessee.