vintage may: romperoveralls

vintage may: romperoveralls

We’re back folks! Time for another round of Vintage May!

Vintage May 2 (1)

If you haven’t heard of this world wide phenomenon yet (har har), well…I’ll tell you all about it.

Kristin from Skirt as Top and I started it 4 years ago-it’s a series we run that’s all about vintage loveliness and inspiration! (basically for me it’s an excuse to wear red lipstick and dress my kids up freaking adorably.)

This year is no different (you saw the line up right? it’s gonna be epic!) and let’s jump right in with these….what I dubbed….romperoveralls. (it’s a thang)

vintage may: romperoverall

I’m sorry, but what the what? how cute are these little toddler leggies?

vintage may: romperoverall

Ok, let’s talk some shop now.

I was totally and completely inspired by this spectacular outfit on Pinterest.

I couldn’t see myself making anything else after I pinned it. Luckily I had the most perfect fabric in my stash for it. (from Joanns a long time ago)

It’s a pretty basic pattern hack-I started with Dana’s shorts pattern since they were still on my cutting table and were the perfect base for the romperoveralls. (HEHE)

I cut them out for the flat front option and also curved the outside edges so it would blouse out a little more once I added elastic. I sewed them up just like normal, and then made a casing on the bottom instead of hemming and inserted some elastic.

vintage may: romperoverall

vintage may: romperoverall

For the bib-I had to make two actually, the first one was much too short. It ended up being like 8×8″, and I tapered it in on the top by about 1″ on each side so it would fit better. Just sewed those two pieces RST, turned, pressed, and sewed to the center of the front flat side of the shorts.

vintage may: romperoverall

Β Then I made some quick straps and tried it on Ava to see where to sew them to the back. criss cross applesauce, a few buttons later, and tada!

ROMPEROVERALLS. Sorry, excited.

vintage may: romperoverall

Oh, and added buttonholes, of course.

Also, please don’t hate me, but I totally ordered a peter pan collared shirt for Miss A because, well, to be honest, I didn’t feel like sewing one. Please forgive me. lol. #honestsewist

vintage may: romperoverall

vintage may: romperoverall

Ava really loved the lolly she got.

vintage may: romperoverall

She looks straight out of a Little Golden Book about preschool or something, right?

vintage may: romperoverall

Ava says-Hop over to Kristin’s to see her fabulous Vintage May post today!

vintage may: romperoverall

vintage may: romperoverall


  1. Cute as a button!

  2. Wah. This is soooooooo cute. I think I’m going to have to make a pair for myself. Love your fabric choice!

  3. Frances Suzanne says

    OH. MY. CUTENESS!!!! And, totally vintage…. :). She’s adorable!!

  4. Oh my gosh, these are adorable! I think my daughter might need some… love them so much! And Ava is a perfect little model! πŸ™‚

  5. This is so cute! I’m dying from the cuteness!!! These may be my favorite kids garment ever!

  6. Oh, how cute!I loved wearing those “Spielhosen” (German – playing pants) ages ago during my own Kindergarten-era! That’s real vintage! πŸ˜€ I’m 56 πŸ˜‰

  7. Yes! She looks like a little golden book character or the little girl in Prayer for a Child. So, so cute!

  8. ROMPEROVERALLS!!! she is seriously cute as a button! i love the fabric and love how these look on her; how will you even handle chasing her around all summer in these things?? yay for the start of Vintage May!

  9. These are SOOOO cute! I die.

  10. She is so cute and I love the romper overalls. Imsde those back when my kids were small and was sad when they fell out of fashion.

  11. Jennifer says

    Love all the pictures. This is darling.

  12. omgosh. the pic where she has slumped her shoulders and is TOTALLY looking at you like… ‘what do you MEAN we’re not done yet?!?!?” is the C.U.T.E.S.T picture I have EVER seen…

  13. Laura J. says

    Well, I am totally freaking out! Please do a tutorial! I must try this. Is a four and a half year old too old for romperoveralls?

  14. Michaela says

    Ahhh!!!! Soooo cute! I can’t get over the adorableness of Ava and of the outfit! Where did that adorable peter pan collard shirt come from? I can’t sew knits to save my life. I want to order one too!

  15. These are seriously SO CUTE!

  16. Too stinking cute! I might have to copy this idea.

  17. Krystina says

    In love with these! I’m totally copying this idea, I’ve been looking for a romper pattern for my daughter that I can squeeze out of a tiny amount of fabric, and this just might be the ticket. Thank you for the inspiration!

  18. She is adorable! I love the fabric you used for the romperoveralls (romperalls? =) )

  19. My goodness! you can’t get much cuter than that. I have loads of things I’ve Pinned that I want to make but never get round to it. Glad you got to make your Pin.

  20. She is soooo cute! LOVE the romperoveralls!

  21. I’ve copied you now for the second year in a row – I made some last year for my one year old with the modifications you suggested to Dana’s shorts pattern and then I just did it again this year for the (now) 2 year old! Thanks so much for the inspiration/direction!

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