Barefoot Romper ~ gender neutral

Size Chart + Materials List

Let them tread their own path and create their own fun -  this on-trend romper pattern, is gender neutral and option-packed to indulge their playful spirits year-round.

This romper dances through the seasons—make it with breezy linen for summery beach days or layered up with wintery wool —to keep up with their endless outdoor adventures.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner (veering into intermediate for certain combinations - nothing difficult, just fiddly with the elastic!)

  • Unisex
  • Sizes from preemie to size 10 
  • Can be made from knits & wovens

 

Romper View Illustrations - Twig + Tale

  • Flat, gathered yoke or elastic front
  • Elastic back for easy on/off
  • Beautiful finishes inside and can be made reversible
  • 7 gorgeous strap options for both boys + girls
  • 4 fun and versatile pocket options
  • 3 leg lengths and 4 cuff options
  • Snap crotch option for little ones (romper is suitable for cloth diapers/nappies)


Barefoot Romper View Illustrations

     

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    Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to vintage sheets, corduroy, or wool trousers, linen garments and oversized t-shirts for inspiration.

    Don't be afraid to embellish a little! Explore our beginner-friendly Embroidery Pattern Collections.

    Cover image by Lisa Hale


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    Lovely pattern with lots of included options

    Love this pattern, it took me a little while to decide what to make as there are so many options available. The finished romper is adorable and much loved - looking forward to experimenting and trying more in the future.

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    I love the look of this pattern but havent had the time yet to make it up

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    Great pattern! super easy and look awesome made with all kinds of recycled fabrics.

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    Barefoot romper

    This pattern is incredible. There are so many options and wonderfully detailed instructions. I love how it fits and how it looks on and how versatile it is! Plus, it works well for all of my kids!

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    Barefoot romper

    I absolutely love this pattern and can't wait to make them for my grand child.
    Thankyou Twig and Tale.

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    Perfect pattern easy to follow. Great for girls and boys

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    Great pattern, love all the options

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    I love it. I made 5 of them already and plan to do a lot more <3

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    Barefoot Romper Size + Materials List

    Intended Fit

    This romper fits loosely through the chest, so it can be worn by itself or with a tee shirt or similar garment underneath for extra sun protection or for layering in between seasons.  The bottom half of the romper is baggy allowing plenty of room to play and climb.  The baby/toddler sizes have a snap crotch and additional room to allow for a cloth diaper/nappy.

    Size & Measurements Chart 

    These sizes are based on ATSM standard measurements and may NOT correspond to typical ready-to-wear sizes. 

    Size

    Prem

    NB

    0-3

    3-6

    6-9

    9-12

    12-18

    18-24

    Child’s Chest

    15.5”
    39.3cm

    16”
    40.5cm

    16 ½”
    41.9cm

    17 ½”
    44.4cm

    18”
    45.7cm

    18 ½”
    47cm

    19.5”
    49.5

    20 ½”
    52.1cm

    Child’s Height

    17-19”
    43-49cm

    19.5-21.5
    50-55cm

    22- 23.5”
    up to 60cm

    24-26.5”
    60-68cm

    27-27.5”
    69-72cm

    28-30.5”
    73-78cm

    31-32.5”
    79-83cm

    35.5”
    90cm

     

     

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    10

    Child’s Chest

    21”
    54cm

    22”
    57cm

    23 ½”
    60cm

    25”
    63cm

    26”
    66cm

    27”
    69cm

    29 ½”
    75cm

    Child’s Height

    38.5”
    97.8cm

    41.5”
    105.4cm

    44.5”
    113cm

    46.5”
    118cm

    51”
    129.5cm

    53”
    134.6cm

    57.5”
    139.7cm

     

    Suggested Fabrics

    This romper can be made from both woven and knit fabrics, and different fabric can create quite a different look and feel to the romper.  Fabrics with more drape create a softer, more casual, flowing look to the romper, whereas something like a quilting cotton creates a more structured version. This romper can be made for all seasons depending on the fabrics used.

    Note: The Gathered Yoke version has the tendency to look “poofy” through the middle if made with a stiffer fabric such as quilting cotton, which looks very cute on toddlers.  However, to avoid a “balloony” look for older children, a fabric with a little drape is recommended.

    Wovens

    Quilting cotton, cotton voile, cotton lawn, batiste, calico, poplin, rayon (viscose), chambray, double gauze, silk, lightweight linen, lightweight wool/merino, flannel, seersucker, homespun, crepe, lace. Flat Front version only: corduroy, lighter denims, drill.  

    Knits

    French terry, brushed poly, interlock, sweater, sweatshirt, cotton/poly blend, waffle knit, cotton lycra, rayon, merino blends, cotton jersey.  Knit Cuffs: Fabric with a good stretch recovery such as cotton lycra or ribbing.  You could use the same fabric as the body of your romper for a more relaxed fit and look.

    Fabric Requirements

    The below numbers indicate the romper being made full length with any strap and pocket options, with the following exceptions.
    All sizes below 3-6m require a total of 80cm for the Broad Halter or Broad Bow versions regardless of fabric width.
    You may need more if matching plaids/checks or if you have a directional fabric. 
     

    Fabric Width

    Front Option

    Prem

    NB

    0-3

    3-6

    6-9

    9-12

    12-18

    18-24m

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    10

    44” Wide Fabric

    Elastic / Flat

    80cm
    7/8

    80cm 7/8

    80cm 7/8

    90cm
    1

    95cm
    1 1/8

    100cm
    1 1/8

    105cm
    1 1/4

    105cm 1 1/4

    125cm 1 3/8

    150cm
    1 3/4

    165cm
    1 7/8

    185cm
    2 1/8

    190cm
    2 1/8

    205cm
    2 1/4

    230cm
    2 5/8

     

    Yoke Front

    80cm
    7/8

    80cm 7/8

    80cm 7/8

    90cm 1

    95cm 1 1/8

    100cm 1 1/8

    105cm
    1 1/4

    110cm
    1 1/4

    135cm
    1 1/2

    155cm
    1 3/4

    165cm
    1 7/8

    180cm
    2 1/8

    190cm
    2 1/8

    210cm
    2 3/8

    225cm
    2 1/2

    54” Wide Fabric

    Elastic / Flat

    50cm 5/8

    50cm 5/8

    65cm
    3/4

    80cm 7/8

    85cm 1

    85cm 1

    85cm 1

    90cm 1

    100cm 1 1/8

    110cm
    1 1/4

    125cm 1 3/8

    135cm
    1 1/2

    140cm
    1 5/8

    165cm
    1 7/8

    225cm
    2 1/2

     

    Yoke Front

    50cm 5/8

    50cm 5/8

    65cm
    3/4

    80cm 7/8

    85cm 1

    85cm 1

    85cm 1

    95cm 1 1/8

    105cm 1 1/4

    110cm
    1 1/4

    125cm 1 3/8

    135cm
    1 1/2

    150cm
    1 3/4

    185cm
    2 1/8

    220cm
    2 1/2

    60” Wide Fabric

    Elastic / Flat

    50cm
    5/8

    50cm 5/8

    65cm
    3/4

    80cm 7/8

    80cm 7/8

    85cm 1

    85cm 1

    85cm 1

    90cm 1

    105cm 1 1/4

    120cm
    1 3/8

    125cm 1 3/8

    130cm
    1 1/2

    140cm
    1 5/8

    185cm
    2 1/8

     

    Yoke Front

    50cm
    5/8

    50cm 5/8

    65cm
    3/4

    80cm 7/8

    80cm 7/8

    85cm 1

    85cm 1

    85cm 1

    95cm 1 1/8

    105cm 1 1/4

    120cm
    1 3/8

    125cm 1 3/8

    130cm
    1 1/2

    140cm
    1 5/8

    200cm
    2 1/4

     

    Other Supplies & Notions

    • Elastic for back; depending on your chosen version you may need it for the front and legs too.  Typically this calls for 1” (2.5cm) elastic, however, you can use thinner for a different look if desired.  You will need between 1/2 yard/metre and 1 yard/meter depending on your chosen version and size of romper.
    • Spool of coordinating thread
    • Washable marker to mark the position of elastic, pockets, and snaps or buttonholes onto your fabric
    • Buttons or snaps to fasten if desired
    • Small amount of interfacing if applying snaps
    • If making a knit version, you may need cotton tape, stay tape, or a strip of fusible web to stabilise the bodice side seams

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