Now that my youngest is 4 years old, I don’t have a need to make baby clothes. But I was recently invited to a baby shower for a baby girl and so FINALLY I had a reason to make the adorable Baby Poppy from Peony Patterns!
Baby Poppy is available in sizes newborn to size 4T and can be made as a romper, dress, combo, or top with bloomers. The romper has snaps at the crotch and the back is closed with either a snap or button. The ruffles along the back and front seams are optional, but in my view, a must ;-).
The pattern is easy to follow, with a fully photographed tutorial and some steps available in video format on the Peony Patterns Youtube channel. I highly recommend checking out the video teaching an alternative construction method that enables you to enclose the waist seam.
For this one, I shopped my fabric stash! The floral is a quilt shop quality cotton that I think I had used in my first born’s nursery. The lace comes from my grandmother’s stash that my mum inherited after she passed away. I have a huge roll of it, so you’ll be seeing a few more things with it in the future, no doubt!
I did make one boo boo with this one though… I had cut everything out a few weeks prior to sewing it, made a notch in the back romper bottoms to differentiate between front and back, and then when I came to actually sewing it, put the placket into the front piece instead. And then didn’t realize until I was almost finished. Oof. They’re pretty roomy, so I think they’ll still fit fine, but ugh, I was so mad at myself!! Next time, big fat marker is going on the back and front so I don’t mess that up again!!
And time for a tip! If you find yourself without bias tape or a bias tape maker, 3 pins positioned into your ironing surface work quite well!
Happy sewing! ❤