Barefoot Romper - Girls + Boys

Size Chart + Materials List

Let them tread their own path and create their own fun -  this on-trend romper pattern for both boys + girls, is 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.

PDF pattern features:
  • Unisex
  • Sizes from preemie to size 10 
  • Can be made from knits & wovens

 

Romper View Illustrations - Twig + Tale

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


    Barefoot Romper View Illustrations

 

View size chart + materials list | View pattern FAQs | View blog posts for pattern hacks

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 Angela Mueller


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T.S.
Very happy customer

This is the second pattern I’ve used from twig and tale and I just love them! The pattern/instructions are very easy to follow. The finished product is excellent. I did find the sizing on the romper to be on the larger size but my little guy will grow into them!!

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E.G.
Barefoot Romper.

I'm a beginner who hasn't sewed for a long time. I found the instructions were very good, I only had a little trouble, firstly I sewed the inseam pocket pieces together and then realised I needed to do them separately, and then when I was doing the understitching, I had to unpick because where it says to press the top edge of the facing, I thought it was just the front part, but it was all the way around. It worked fine after I pressed it properly. My romper turned out gorgeous, made out of babywearing wrap scrap for my little girl, and I've got two more cut out ready to sew already :) Loving this pattern, and will try the more complicated variations later when I'm more confident. I did a flat front, broad bow at anchor loop, all 7 pockets, ankle length classic hem, and snap crotch, and the other two I've cut out are the same.

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E.J.
Versatile and beautiful!

T T does it again with the Barefoot Romper. With so many options and combinations, I’m sure to make many of these for my little one! The tutorial is as detailed and helpful as I’ve come to expect from T T. It makes me feel like I can take on even the more difficult options! Thank you, Lisa!

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a.e.
Love it. Quick and easy. A go to

It can be daunting looking at this pattern for the sheer number of pages and options it has but I found once I read the instructions and watched the tutorial on how to decide which pieces to print it went really smoothly. I only had to print about 18 pages and as always they came together really nicely. Once cut out the pattern doesn't take very long at all to make. Not that cutting the pieces is very time consuming either. The shape of the pieces, wide legs and having to cut on fold means that even the smaller sizes use quite a bit of fabric especially if you have a directional print but it's a forgiving pattern that comes out so nicely, even for someone with minimal sewing experience such as myself. I've made three of them since downloading the pattern. A firm favourite next to the pathfinder vest. :-) thankyou lisa yet again for a beautiful, easy to follow and affordable pattern in a huge range of styles and sizes.

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D.W.
Fantastic Sew! Clever, Easy and such a joy

I loved sewing the barefoot romper. For my first one, I have made the spaghetti straps with anchor. I absolutely love it. I can't wait to try the next creation which will be a wide strap halter neck. Off I go to cut it out.....

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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