Back in December, I found some super cute fabric and a new pattern at The Market on Broad in Ozark.  The pattern is called Ruthie's Romper and is made by Izzy & Ivy and the fabric is Michael Miller.

There were several new techniques that I learned doing this romper:

1. Shirring - this is how the top got gathered into these thin rows.  This took a little longer than I thought it would because my elastic thread kept running out on the bobbin or it didn't catch with my top thread.  I love the end result and think it will be easier next time.

2. Rolled Hem - I did not have the right foot for this so I just used one of my other foots to create a raw edge for the romper.  Since then, I have purchased a foot to do a rolled hem and hope to try it out when I make my other romper.

I LOVE the big ruffles at the bottom (remember this post where I talked about how I got all crazy-eyed over these ruffles?) and want to do more layered ruffles on future pants.

I also heart the big ties for the shoulders.  Even though my fabric is springy, I think the look of the romper will take us well into summer and will be especially great for those windy nights at the beach.

Maralee looked so cute in this romper and as soon as I am able, I plan on making the second one.  Hope you found some inspiration today!

Till next time, let your light shine!

Blessings, christen

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