Today we’re sharing the final pattern in our 1 Year Old Boy Capsule Wardrobe, the Polo Romper. And we’re sharing how to make multiples of this so that it doesn’t appear boring.
We created these using the Polo Romper pattern from Brindille and Twig. We sewed a size 18 months for this big fellow!
For the first Polo Romper, we used Denim look knit fabric, but with a twist! We used the reverse side of the fabric for a perfectly coordinated collar and cuffs. The snaps are navy also, so they blend in perfectly.
The next Polo Romper uses painterly navy stripe fabric (similar here,) and chocolate brown jersey knit fabric for the collar and cuffs. We used brown snaps for a little contrasting color on the placket.
The 3rd polo romper uses rugby stripe brown/grey knit fabric (similar here) with dark gray jersey for the collar and cuffs. We also made the cuffs narrower for a different look. The snaps are bright yellow and pop nicely! As you can see on this romper, there is plenty of length for Baby to grow through the summer.
One modification we make to the pattern when we sew this: the cuffs call for ribbing fabric, but we prefer folded over bands made from jersey, so we cut them out with double the width so there is a nice finished edge instead of a raw edge. Next time we sew this cute pattern, we’ll try to figure out a way to construct the collar differently. It’s okay as is, but the way it ends right at the placket can be a little messy, and cause the loose serger ends to fray or come out easier.
Overall, we find it easy to make enough changes to a pattern so we end up with a lot of variety in a wardrobe without using a huge number of patterns.
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