One of my besties had boy/girl twins this past February and I knew I wanted to make them Emerie Rompers! I decided to make a few adjustments for her son's romper, so I eliminated the elastic casing and made it with a neckband instead of the wrapped binding. It's super easy to make the pattern one piece and I'll show you how in just a few steps. I also worked out the calculations for the neckband and you can find the measurements in the chart below.
To make the Baby Emerie Romper without the elastic casing. You will want to remove the .75" seam allowance from both pattern pieces. I will show you on the tank version, but you could also do this for the flounce version.
After you have cut the .75" off of all 4 pattern pieces, tape the bodice and bloomer pieces together. Make sure you pair up the front (pattern pieces 1 & 3) and back (pattern pieces 2 & 4) when taping together!
The Emerie Romper was designed and written with a wrapped binding for the neckline finish. However, you can make it with a regular neckband as shown above instead of the wrapped binding. Just use the measurements from the chart above (using knit with at least 50% stretch) and attach the same way as shown in the tutorial for the sleeve bands. You will want your neckband seam to be centered on the back bodice.
Some quick fit pics on Miss Emerie :).
Hope you all are enjoying the Emerie Romper and would love to see your versions!! Share using #emerieromper on IG or come join us in the Striped Swallow Designs Sewing Group on FB!