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Hip Hop, why not romp…part 2. (Still Hipping and hopping?)

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So…A little while ago, I shared the Hip Hop romper pattern with you in a post here.

The kids’ version I made for aquila was fun, simple to make, and super cute on her. (see photos below)

….Drumroll….

Now there’s a version for mama too! I was incredibly excited, but also curious about a mommy version of this bubble romper. Would it swallow me whole? Would I ever want to take it off? Would it be nursing friendly? So many questions!

This thing is so incredibly comfortable. I almost feel like I’m “cheating” and wearing pajamas. Seriously. It’s that comfortable. Yet some of the testers found that it was easy to dress it up, simply by wearing a belt and heels. Aren’t versatile patterns the best?

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The pattern is a bubble style romper with a fully lined bodice and halter style strap that wraps around your back and then up around your neck, so it can be cinched tighter or worn looser, depending on how you need it to fit. There are also optional pockets. (always  a positive!) . The tutorial has step by step instructions and there is a facebook group for support, should you need it. Also, it goes from size XXS up to 4XL! Two of my favorite things about Lindsey’s patterns are how easily they are broken down (She can make the most complicated things seem simple.) and how they are available for everyone in every size. 🙂

hip hop romper size chart

You can find the mommy and me pattern set here:

http://ellieandmac.com/hip-hop-romper-women-and-girl-pattern-bundle-pack/?aff=58

Or you can find just the mommy version here: http://ellieandmac.com/womens-hip-hop-romper-pattern/?aff=58

Both patterns (along with the entire shop)are currently half off during the month of july, so grab them while you can!

The gorgeous blue fabric used in my romper above came from the latest round at RP Custom fabrics.  It’s called Estelar and was a gorgeous 58″ circle panel of bamboo lycra. If you haven’t already tried bamboo lycra, I definitely recommend it. It’s lush and lightweight, and perfect for summer. The roundabout circle panel preorder has closed, but I’m hoping there will be some available for retail purchase soon. You can stalk the website here.  You can also read more about the amazing bellisima Mundo round in my post here

Thanks so much for reading! Until next time,

Swimming and Sewing,

April

 

*Edited to add: please excuse the less than perfect photos. I had a busy month of trying to be a photographer. I have officially learned that I am not one and will be getting the rest of our photos done professionally from now on! 😉

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