Revisiting some old work

romper red velvet from aloysius christmas

I made this for my oldest nephew for the Christmas when he was 1. His sister, who always gets a handmade Christmas dress, had a matching red velvet number with a big skirt — she was about to turn 3.

My sister-in-law, who quietly saved sentimental things, mailed this romper to me to see if it would fit Mr. Baby since he was only a few weeks older than her son had been.

The white satin is pristine, but the velvet crushed over the years.

romper red velvet from aloysius christmas

romper red velvet from aloysius christmas

I remember sewing this romper — and hating the pattern (Simplicity 4711) as I sewed it. The instructions were poorly written and not entirely clear. It was the little boy’s first and last Christmas outfit. We kept the tradition going just for his sister, which was good because by the next Christmas, his baby brother was about to turn 1.

romper red velvet from aloysius christmas

romper red velvet from aloysius christmas

Sadly, it did not fit Mr. Baby.

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