Red riding hood romper

I love that post title – Red riding hood romper! Try saying it again, really tasting the r’s – rrrred rrriding hood rrromper… OK – I’ll move on!Β  πŸ˜‰

For those of you who haven’t heard, my computer crashed some days ago. And I mean crashed – Mads tried several approaches with a boot CD over a couple of days, and luckily last night after numerous attempts, he got it to breathe again. He made my day! So if I have neglected you or your blog, that’s why!

Some of you will be aware, that I also suffered a total melt-down, sewingwise. On Friday morning I had a bit of perfect sewing time – Frida was asleep in the pram, Mads and Ronja were out, I had a pile of delicious new fabric that had just arrived in the mail, and I did NOT know what to make. I decided to turn to the always helpful Ottobre English Sewing Group and go with the advice of the majority. So I made another romper from the same Ottobre pattern, since Frida is wearing the last one a lot.

Red riding hood romper - mosaic

It was late Friday evening before I got it done – after my melt-down Frida was awake, and my perfect sewing moment had passed, so I had to wait until the evening. As always, sewing when I’m too tired means redoing a thing or two, but I won’t bore you with the details… πŸ˜‰

Like I mentioned last time, I wanted to make some modifications to the front pocket, so I did. This pocket is bigger, and I like the overall proportions much better this time – and then I added the tag as a funny detail. I didn’t make an appliquΓ©, because I think the wonderful Kokka-fabric delivers as much action as this romper can hold. I love the fabric – it’s a lovely linen-cotton blend – perfect for baby garments. The fabric for the lining is dots by Moda – which were also used for the Tie-back tunic, that I made for Ronja (description of the making of that one is found here).

For my next sewing project, I hope the inspiration will come easier – however, I do like this romper a lot!


  1. Ali says:

    That is one gorgeous Red Riding Hood Romper!! Such lovely fabric and such a sweet model!
    You have so many gorgeous creations on your blog.

  2. Jeannine McCloskey says:

    Oh I love it. I love the material, and the the combination you used. And I agree with the pocket. It is very nice. The proportions are better. I also like the dot and stripe combination. Great job. Glad you got your computer back.

  3. Jenny says:

    This is just too cute. I love the over-sized pocket. I haven’t seen this linen blended fabric before. Where, oh where can I find it? πŸ™‚ And Frida is getting so big!! What a precious little girl.

  4. Astrid says:

    Ali – thank you so much! πŸ™‚

    Jeannine – thanks! πŸ˜‰

    Jenny – thank you so much! I purchased the fabric from – enjoy!

    Rena – thank you!

    Sarah – Well, you know – if you have the right fabric… Thanks! πŸ™‚

  5. Lisa says:

    Oh my goodness, that is the cutest romper! I love, love the fabric. Frida is so adorable.
    Missed you last week, glad to see you are back.

  6. Melanie says:

    I love that fabric! The pocket looks more generous for little hands. I might have to take a look at this pattern. My little girl has decided she does not want to wear clothes at nap time.. and you know what that means. Just have to learn how to use my button hole attachment. Did I say I loved that fabric…

  7. Karen says:

    This is perfectly stunning! You have made me want to wait for my polka-dots to arrive before finishing my sweet Japanese outfit, because yours looks fabulous!! I LOVE what you’ve done. I have that fabric sitting downstairs waiting for it’s secret autumn use here πŸ˜‰

    The first time I touched any of this kokka fabric I felt the same – that is was perfect for kid clothes…so durable, too.

    I cannot wait to see this modeled!

    “…as much action as this romper can hold” cracked me up!

  8. MelissaB says:

    How adorable! I’m sorry about your sewing meltdown, but can totally relate. πŸ™‚ Glad your computer is working again too, hopefully you can back all your things up just in case it decides to be a twit again.

  9. Astrid says:

    Lisa – you are so sweet – thank you! πŸ™‚

    Melanie – LOL, I guess you do! I love the pattern – great fit, and easy to adjust to your own taste. It’ll work well with most fabric too… Thanks! πŸ˜‰

    Karen – thanks! You know, I really hate that this fabric is twice the price what I usually buy, because I’m going to have to get me some more Kokka… And hey – it is modeled? πŸ˜‰

    beki – thanks! πŸ™‚

    MelissaB – thanks – I guess blocks just happen… πŸ™‚

    Kitou – thanks a lot! πŸ˜‰

  10. Melanie says:

    Ok, this romper & it’s buttons have been on my mind. So tonight I made a practice swatch of all the buttonholes my machine will do with it’s attachment. Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration. =)

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