Rain Dance rompers

When I showed Miss L her new Rain Dance romper from Titchy Threads our conversation went like this:

Me: Do you like it?
Miss L: Pockets?
Me: Not on this one.
Miss L: No.


Despite the lack of pockets Miss L wears her Rain Dance rompers all the time! There might be no pockets, but there are flowers and buttons, and that is enough to keep my little love happy. Well, almost ;)


The rompers are so comfortable! This kiddo of mine does not stop. She is a toddler with a capital T! She needs clothes that moves with her. These rompers certainly do!


This little person enjoys exploring her boundaries. This is the face she makes when she is just about to do the opposite of what I ask. At times it is adorable, other times I need serious sewing therapy session at the end of the day. I wonder if the fact my little girlie was the recipient of the most mummy-made clothes over the past few months is a coincidence...


The Rain Dance romper has the sweetest subtle racerback. For this romper I added flutter sleeves. Simply because they are so adorable! Or maybe I am falling under the influence of my beautiful sewing friend Emi ;) Emi won't skip the opportunity to add flutter sleeves.


I made both rompers from printed floral corduroy from Spotlight. The contrasting fabric I used for the placket and the sleeves on the romper above is vintage linen/cotton blend my mum brought from Russia. While the placket made from corduroy worked well I feel it is borderline too thick at the bottom, where all the layers of fabric meet. Thinner fabric worked a treat!


Speaking of the placket. This one was the first partial placket I have ever made, and it wasn't as difficult as I anticipated! I used the buttons on both rompers because a) I love buttons and b) snaps are plain evil! Yes there is a story behind this statement, but I might save it for another time.


Apart from swapping snaps for buttons the only other modification I have made was to omit French seams. French seams offer beautiful finish on the inside, but I thought corduroy was not the right fabric for it simply due to its thickness.


I don't think I have got this pattern out of my system yet. I am glad there is a shorts version so I can make it again when it gets warmer!

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  1. I love both these rompers Jenya, and Miss L looks adorable in them! I know this boundary pushing that you speak of but I cannot imagine it from such a cute face haha. You get the best floral corduroy in Australia, and I think leaving the French seams off for this fabric is a good idea.

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    1. Thank you Laura. Let this gorgeous face not fool you, she can push boundaries alright hahaha But she looks so darn cute doing so! We did get some amazing prints in corduroy this season. I have used up everything I bought! Hopefully we will get something cute again next year.

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  2. These rompers are both so sweet! I love corduroy and can never find such cute prints as these. Your little boundary-pusher is so irresistible, and I can see why she loves her new mama-mades. Thank you so much for the shout-out, too!!! You know me so well; I DO love a good flutter sleeve!!

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    1. hehe Thank you Emi :) We were lucky to get a few awesome prints in corduroy last season. I hope we will get something as cute next winter, I used up everything I had!

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  3. So cute! I love corduroy on little kids. These look so comfy and practical, too.

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    1. Thank you Marisa. Yes. cute, soft, warm... Perfect combo :)

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  4. I love rompers and these two are too sweet!

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