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Sunday, January 8

Tadah Pseudo Romper and a RAOK

So I have some leftover Bumblebee Collection from Tilda Australia  and I thought since it was a very small piece the Tadah Pseudo Romper was the perfect thing to make.  You can find it in One Thimble Issue 9 or buy direct from Tadah .

The Bumblebee Collection is available in lots of good stores both IRL and online just do a quick search on the net. 

I've made up the size 00 - I have no one to measure it against, but its super cute and I forgot how tiny this size is.  I used 3 strands of DMC thread and popped some wee bullion knots, roses and lazy daisies on to just add a wee bit of love.



The pattern went together well, instructions are clear and concise as all of Lauren's patterns are.  She also has a big Facebook group if you get stuck to help you out.   There aren't instructions in the One Thimble for hand smocking this little romper, but I've been smocking a wee while now, so I just adjusted to suit. 

Next time I'll add more fullness to the front, but I was working with leftovers and for me, I'd like a bit more fullness to my smocking.  It is super cute  but its a bit less full than I would like.

I tweaked up the straps, adding in some pieced bits and I also added self-made piping to the top of the yoke. 



If I make these for sale I'd like to make the straps adjustable, so they fit a wide range of body lengths and I possibly would add snap closure at the crotch for ease of nappy changes.  I will mostly likely do a hack for this, so keep your eyes peeled. 



Anyways I thought that since its the start of a new year that I would RAOK this away to a lucky blog reader.  Just leave a comment as to why your little cherub would like this, or if you've had a rough 2016 and this would help cheer you up, comment on that, or if you know someone that needs a cheer up mention that too - just something to brighten someone's day and let them know you are thinking of them.

If you'd like to order your own Smocked clothing - you can contact me via my Facebook page or my website

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26 comments:

  1. Oh wow this is gorgeous!! My four month old would look beautiful in it (hubby thinks she looks like a boy). She has an older sister so it would be nice to have something brand new for her to wear :)

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  2. I would love this for my niece. She is due soon and after a ridiculously tough year we cant afford to get her anything when she comes earthside.

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    1. I hear you on a tough year - here is to a brighter 2017 :)

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  3. This is so gorgeous! I really love the piping and smocking you've added - it turns a pretty little romper into an heirloom piece that would be proudly passed down generations!!
    I don't have any little babies currently but a friend has just had her fourth babe and second girl, and I know she would cherish this for Aoife! Thank you!

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    1. What a lovely name your friend's daughter has. Yes definitely a piece to be passed down.

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  4. Oh this is gorgeous and I know a little girl who would look amazing in this. Her mumma had a busy Chrissy with sick kids (gastro) so I know this would brighten her day (and miss Ls wardrobe!)

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    1. Gastro with children is just the worse.

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  5. My newest little niece would look amazing in this! She was the families xmas present this year <3

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    1. What a beautiful Christmas present.

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  6. What a gorgeous smocked romper!! The colour is just perfect & so is the smocking. I can already see a very sweet little girl wearing it. My dear little granddaughter angel would look so adorable in this romper & I know for certain that her mummy would love it too!!
    After an exhausting few months of finishing house renovations, selling, moving culminating with the birth of a sweet baby girl followed closely by Christmas (phew), I would dearly love to bless my daughter-in-law with this gift!!! Blessings to you & yours xo

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    1. Blessings to you as well Susie, I hope that this year is a bit calmer and your can enjoy your newest grand baby.

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  7. Just gorgeous! Due soon with a baby girl she will rock this

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    1. Here is for a easy delivery for you Kahlia.

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  8. I'm due in a few weeks and it has been a horrendous pregnancy. Bub has mostly secondhand items due to the age gap (8.5 years since my last bub) so a really special item like this would be much-loved.

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    1. We have a large gap between ours too and its just lovely for them. I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes smoothly.

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  9. This is quite possibly the most gorgeous item of baby girl clothing I have seen! You don't see handiwork like that in a shop :-)

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  10. This is so beautiful! Would look so lovely on my little bub as we love OOAK things and this is just stunning! What an talented lady you are!!

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    1. Definitely OOAK, though I'm hoping to have more smocked garments in store soon.

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  11. I would love this for my beautiful friend who has been blessed to have a beautiful little girl. A truely unexpected little gift

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    1. What a lovely gift Amanda. Good Luck.

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  12. This is absolutely stunning and so generous of you to be giving it away. I would absolutely love this for my 4 month old daughter who has just gone into size 00.

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  13. I love smocking, must take it up again after 40 or more years x

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    1. You should Sue, its like riding a bike, you always remember how.

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