By Lezette Thomason and Children’s Corner

This charming romper showcases a smocked inset or a monogram panel. For both boys and girls, this outfit will be perfect for everyday wear during the long days of summer. Pretty in bright colors or the softest pastels, this will be a sewist’s go-to outfit.

Choosing fabrics for this cute romper will be fun. The roomy mid-section of the romper will almost always guarantee a comfortable fit, and with the snap closure, changing diapers will be easy.

Blair Baby Romper

Finding cute smocking plates for little boys can be a challenge, making Sailing Away a treasured addition to your smocking plate collection. The colors can be changed to match your fabric as you create the boat sails and the waves. This romper would be adorable in tiny gingham checks or small plaids with the sailboat smocked panel.

Picture Smocking is a form of smocking where pictures are embroidered on the pleats with Stacked Cable Stitches. The term “Stacked Cables” is used to refer to rows of Cable Stitches worked adjacent to each other, so that the rows touch each other.

Blair Baby Romper

Little boys love sailboats! The bright floss colors for the picture smocking add a pop of color to the powder blue romper.

Read more in our Summer 2016 Issue