Adelaide by Peek A Boo Pattern Shop

It is MAY!!!!  So, even though the weather where I live has been fluctuating between the 30's and 60's, I am ready to start dressing my kids for summer (sorry babies, you are just going to have to freeze for style!).

Today we take a look at a favorite pattern of mine - the Adelaide Vintage Romper by our affiliate Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop.  I was lucky enough to test this pattern last year for Amy, and I have already made another one for baby girl this year... and plan to make at least one or two more ;o)

Now here is Cassie to fill you in with all the details.....

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Hi there! Cassie here, from Lily Shine Boutique, excited to share with you my first pattern review for Pattern Revolution. I am a Michigan native currently residing on Oahu. At first glance, this pattern made me think of historical Haleiwa, a cute town on the North Shore that beams all things vintage and Hawaii. A quick trip to the local fabric mart and I was able to score some fabrics perfect for the concept I had brewing.  

Hi there! Cassie here, from Lily Shine Boutique, excited to share with you my first pattern review for Pattern Revolution. I am a Michigan native currently residing on Oahu. At first glance, this pattern made me think of historical Haleiwa, a cute town on the North Shore that beams all things vintage and Hawaii. A quick trip to the local fabric mart and I was able to score some fabrics perfect for the concept I had brewing.

 

The Adelaide Romper is a vintage inspired pattern, with two functional pockets, shirred and elastic back, halter neck ties and cute cuffed shorts. You can choose to add piping for detail, but I chose to go without. The tutorial has great tips and tricks for sewing with piping and shirring. Shirring can be tricky, but once you get the hang of it, you'll want to shirr everything!

The Adelaide Romper is a vintage inspired pattern, with two functional pockets, shirred and elastic back, halter neck ties and cute cuffed shorts. You can choose to add piping for detail, but I chose to go without. The tutorial has great tips and tricks for sewing with piping and shirring. Shirring can be tricky, but once you get the hang of it, you'll want to shirr everything!

Kenzie's favorite detail was the pockets. She loves storing treasures!

Kenzie's favorite detail was the pockets. She loves storing treasures!

This pattern has a huge size range available- 3 months through girls size 8. I own several Peekaboo Pattern Shop patterns, so I was able to print and put together the pattern pieces easily. I love how the pattern pieces are clearly labeled, and any important cutting measurements are usually found on one of the pattern pieces for quick references.

This pattern has a huge size range available- 3 months through girls size 8. I own several Peekaboo Pattern Shop patterns, so I was able to print and put together the pattern pieces easily. I love how the pattern pieces are clearly labeled, and any important cutting measurements are usually found on one of the pattern pieces for quick references.

I was able to sew up this romper in about an hour and a half. The tutorial was great, concise with real photos to show what important steps indicated. Directions to use a snap closure is included, although I chose to sew my shorts completely.

I was able to sew up this romper in about an hour and a half. The tutorial was great, concise with real photos to show what important steps indicated. Directions to use a snap closure is included, although I chose to sew my shorts completely.

Cute little details like the contrast waistband, bow embellishment, and short cuffs add more fun and playfulness to the basic romper style.

Cute little details like the contrast waistband, bow embellishment, and short cuffs add more fun and playfulness to the basic romper style.

As a treat for a fun day of photos along the North Shore, we stopped at the Dole Plantation for some world famous Dole Whip (aka pineapple soft serve ice cream). My little model was a trooper, and enjoyed every last bit of her ice cream! But, don't worry, she didn't dare let a drop get on her new favorite romper!

As a treat for a fun day of photos along the North Shore, we stopped at the Dole Plantation for some world famous Dole Whip (aka pineapple soft serve ice cream). My little model was a trooper, and enjoyed every last bit of her ice cream! But, don't worry, she didn't dare let a drop get on her new favorite romper!


And here's Erica's version!

Hello everyone! My name is Erica Hill. I love to sew and have been doing it for several years now. I love being able to sew cute outfits for my daughter. I was excited to get the opportunity to review this adorable romper from Peek A Boo Pattern Shop. How perfect is this for summer? I think I'll be making a few more, plus my neighbor asked me to make her daughter one. The romper is styled so it looks like it is from the 40's or 50's. I love the collar! Initially, I was going to use red with white polka dots for the main print but I changed my mind to the elephants and gold chevron. I have been dying to use those two fabrics together. I found them at Joanns.

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 This is a great pattern for beginners. You do need to know how to shir but there are directions included, of course. Each step has a picture next to it. I really appreciated this for the pocket part. I did not mess up at all on the pockets and it is because the pictures clearly show you how to line everything up.

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 The pattern doesn't have a ton of pieces to print out and minimal taping of paper. Sometimes getting the pattern ready is almost as time consuming as sewing the project. I got my pattern ready and pieces cut after dinner. After getting the kids to bed, I was able to finish up sewing the romper. I would say this takes about 2 hours to sew. I suggest making sure you follow the directions on cutting your fabric because you need to flip pieces to get one right and one left. The pattern pieces are marked with those directions on them, too. Since I used an elephant print, we had to take a trip to the zoo!

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 My model got paid- don't worry! Frozen(GF) banana, anyone?

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Buy the Adelaide Romper HERE. (Affiliate Link)