Pimp that Pattern by Little Kiwi’s Closet


Welcome to day 2 of Little Kiwi’s Closet Pimp that Pattern blog tour. I chose to pimp out the Romper pattern, as best as I could. Sometimes, I think my imagination has more faith in my skills 😆but I think I’ve done my imagination proud.

As always, the pattern is so well written, with  endless possibilities and options. Honestly, Lydia goes above and beyond with each of her patterns and makes sure that even a beginner will have an awesome finished outfit.

I went a little overboard with making these great outfits, but we are coming in to summer in Australia so I figured my little Miss could do with some nice additions to her wardrobe. The first one I let her pick the fabric, she has acquired her mummy’s love of poka dots. And I just had to add a bit of lace to it. This one I didn’t do too much to alter it as I wanted to keep it simple and let the fabric show off the pattern. So I only added the lace trim to the flutter sleeves, pockets and at the bottom of the legs, which were shortened to accommodate the lace.


This girl refuses to do anything or go anywhere without her dolls, I may just have to make them matching outfits.


She is way too active to bribe and get nice posed photos!

My second outfit, I wanted to show our crazy side, so Miss A and I picked a rainbow chevron. This time, it was all about colour and how much I could inject into the outfit. Then just as I was falling asleep (like every other time) I had an idea to pinch the pockets off the Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Bubble Shorts (also one of Lydia’s patterns). Sadly, once again my skills let my imagination down, but Miss A still loves the end results.


Ok, so sometimes she will pose, but never far from one of her dolls.


I used bias binding on the edges of the flutter sleeves, another way to add colour. This one is my favourite out of the 3 I did (yes I did warn you I went overboard).


As you can see here, the poofy pockets from the Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Bubble Shorts that I attempted. Miss A says they are still perfect.

My final number is dedicated to Christmas time and I tried to keep it simple, but honestly, I love lace (if I haven’t told you already)


This one has short sleeves with the lace trim. I realised, this girl needs outfits that help protect her precious skin from our intense sun.

I lengthened the shorts and added in satin (yep, another crazy idea) as the pockets. I’m really happy with how it turned out, even if I did sew with satin in 38 degree heat, such a bad combination.


Yep, you guessed it, more lace around the pockets! Sadly, Miss A was getting a little annoyed with mummy wanting half decent photos, so instead we get photos of her playing with her dolls (again).
Don’t forget to pop over to Craftsy for 30% off the pattern. You can link up with the start of the tour over at Lydia’s blog here and here are the links for the rest of the blog tour:

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7th November

8th November