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