Rompers, Kids Clothes Week, and Brindille & Twig Discount Code

I wasn’t sure if I would be able to participate in Kids Clothes Week this year, given the new baby situation around my house and my limited free time.  But I really wanted to.  I love seeing what my friend are making, checking out other people’s takes on some loved patterns, and the general cheerleading and banter of the week, particularly on instagram.  It’s fun.

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It turned out that I was able to participate, as long as I gave myself a few rules.  

-Start with a short to-do list: four items only.
-Only do relatively easy and straightforward patterns.
-Do not worry about modeled pictures or accompanying blog posts for the week.  Use spare time for sewing only.

 It turns out that this was a recipe for success!  Not only did I finish all of the four items on my list, I also finished four additional items and didn’t feel overwhelmed by any of it.  Yesss.

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The first two patterns I made were brand new (to me) that I bought on Black Friday.  (Little did I know that I would go into labor with Michael that night!!)  I made a harem romper (above) and a summer romper (below) both from Brindille & Twig.  I shared the snaps of each item on instagram that but not on Michael, but have been able to get pictures of him in each garment since then.

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First up, the summer romper.

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I mean, seriously.  Does it get any better than this?  No, it doesn’t.

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This is the first time that it has been warm enough to have Michael’s sweet skin all out in the open and I love it.  I’m really looking forward to keeping him that way throughout the summer.

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We were in the middle of tummy time and it was the perfect excuse to snap this outfit in action.

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We shifted to the bed shortly after I pulled out my camera because tummy time + teething is a bummer of a combination and I wanted to give him a little break.

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I made no modifications to the pattern since it was my first attempt and everything sewed up perfectly.  I made him a size 3-6 months based on his measurements and it fits well, but there is very little room to grow in the length, so I’m guessing that it will be snug pretty soon.  I should have known better since Michael is in the 80% in length, but now I know for next time.  The good news is that I could just detach the straps, make a new slightly longer pair, and then re-attach the new straps to the back.  But really, it’s such a fast sew that I might just whip up a whole new version when the time comes.

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Plus the pattern is just so cute on Michael from every angle.  It’s perfect.  I have a few ideas for modifications so watch this space. 🙂

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Next up is the harem romper.

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I made this romper the very first day, and I was holding my breath most of the time because it was my first time ever using my new serger on a garment, and my first time ever using these KAM snaps. I am pleased to say that both things went well.

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The KAM snaps were a breeze.  Really, they couldn’t have been easier, and I’ve been very happy with them.  I don’t know what I was so worried about.

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I originally just rolled the hems at the bottom of the romper because I wasn’t sure what color to do the cuffs.  But then I found this striped jersey and that was that

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It’s a pretty adorable little getup.  I think it will be cuter when Michael is toddling around in them because it will be more obvious that it’s a drop crotch, and for now I wonder if it just looks a little big on him? I’m not sure.  But you can get a lot of mileage out of this outfit because as your baby grows in length, it just becomes more of a regular crotch and less of a drop crotch.  Plus you can remove the cuffs and roll the hems to make it into a little shorts romper.  It’s so cute.

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I took these pictures on a chilly day, but this is definitely another outfit that he could wear in the summer without a shirt underneath.  Again, I need more of these, maybe with a kangaroo pouch next time?  But this was a great first run.

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If you are interested in any Brindille and Twig patterns (and you should be, because just look at those little side wrinkles!!) you can get a 15% discount on your purchase through this link.  There is a rewards program available on the site that you can join to earn points towards future purchases, which I wish I had known about before I bought six patterns at their Etsy site!  Oh well, live and learn.

There also is an affiliate program that you can join if you choose and I just did.  Since most of their patterns are newborn to 5T and I have had so much success with them, I see many many more of these in Michael’s future. 🙂  Hope you love them as much as I do!

11 thoughts on “Rompers, Kids Clothes Week, and Brindille & Twig Discount Code

  1. Your pics have inspired me to try the Brindille and Twig patterns! I started with the raglan one piece, which has been perfect for my newborn boy, and now I’m ready to try more. How do I go about using the 15%off? I tried the link, but no difference shows in the price. Thank you for the inspiring sewing!

    1. Oh I still need to try the raglan one piece, but I’ve done the raglan shirt before, which I love!

      As for the discount code it only works if it is your first purchase from the B&T site and if you don’t already have an account with them. A window will pop up offering you 15% off your first purchase and you are emailed a code to use on that purchase. Hope this helps!

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