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Peek-a-boo Doodlebug Romper

Calling all babies!! Calling all babies! Or really, just those of you who sew for babies! You're going to definitely want to check out this new cute little romper pattern. The new Peek-a-boo Doodlebug Romper is drafted for comfy knit fabrics. It features an envelope neckline, short or long sleeves, short length or pant length, optional snap inseam, and even an optional kangaroo pocket. It is sure to be a favorite in your little's closet, and in your pattern stash!

The Peek-a-boo Doodlebug Romper!


When you get this kind of smile, you know it HAS to be comfortable, right? Look at how cute my little nephew is in his!! 

Size I Made and Changes I Made:

He measured perfectly into the size 3 month, but was at the end of the range for length through his torso. We decided that instead of sizing up the entire romper, to add a little length to the top part of the pattern.  The size 3 month, unchanged, probably would have fit perfectly right now, but would have left no growing room. Like he might have a week in it! And, I didn't want to risk the outfit being too baggy on him for testing, so I didn't want to size up to the 6 month. I wanted to keep the 3 month width for sure! He's still pretty skinny! I feel like the added half inch was perfect! 

If you purchase the Doodlebug Romper Pattern, you'll notice that Amy suggests that you measure the baby's torso before selecting a size. I also recommend that you do this, because, you don't want it to be too short from the shoulder to crotch. You can have unwanted pulling if it is! You'll want to measure from shoulder to crotch as she shows you in the directions, and compare your number to the finished measurement chart. 

Matthew's measurement was right at 14", and if I'm remembering correctly, so was the finished measurement for his size, so it left no "wiggle room." 

If you need to add a little length like I did, this is EASY. On the torso/ top part of the pattern piece, I cut it in half, straight across. I taped a piece of paper to the bottom, made a 1/2" gap and then taped the bottom part of the romper pattern piece back to the original. Now I have ONE pattern piece again, with my added 1/2". Then, I cut and sewed the pattern per the instructions. EASY EASY!

Cloth Diapers?

If you cloth diaper, you know that not everything fits well over cloth. This does! The pattern has a gusset piece included, which gives you just enough space over your bulky cloth diapers! YAY!



A Little About the Pattern:
  • This pattern comes in sizes from preemie all the way to 4T! So your big kids can have a cute romper too! 
  • Short/long sleeve, shorts/pant length included.
  • Snap inseam OR regular sewn inseam
  • Suggested snap placements on the pattern piece!
  • Pattern pieces for EVERYTHING, including the neckbands! 
  • Optional Kangaroo pocket (with suggested placement marked on pattern piece).
  • Notches to help you match up front and back neckline overlap, and center sleeve.
  • Gusset for room around a diaper.
  • It fits GREAT over cloth diapers!
  • Layers for EASY printing!
  • Photo instructions that you are used to when sewing PDF patterns. 
  • Support from the Facebook group

Materials You Need:
  • knit fabric (I used a Doodles knit interlock from Joanns)
  • interfacing (if making snap placket)
  • Snaps (if using snap placket). I used size 16 metal open ring snaps from KAMSNAPS.COM
How Did We Like It? Will We Use It Again?

We love the fit of the romper on him. It is perfect. I will definitely sew it again. I really want to make him a few more and a few for Luke! I think they'll enjoy them this summer. I'll make it again, no changes!



 Easy envelope neckline to pull on/off over the body, if needed!
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