Pattern Test: PAB Lil’ Rascal Romper

Hello friends! It has been a while, life really gets crazy sometimes! Last week towards the end of testing for this pattern, my husband’s grandfather passed away unexpectedly. We were in the car with our 3.5 & 5 year olds less than 24 hours later headed from Utah to New York! (my brother & sister-in-law watched JJ for us at the last minute!) We spent about 40 hours in the car each way and we were gone for only 6 days! The kids were surprisingly good for the drive and we enjoyed being able to spend time with family.

Now we are back and trying to get into the regular swing of things! Lucky for me, this pattern didn’t release while I was gone so I still have time to share it here for the release! I have seen adorable rompers similar to this one popping up all over Instagram, and I’m so excited to have a pattern for it! So without further adieu, I present you with the Lil’ Rascal Romper from Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop 🙂


Lil Rascal Romper by PeekabooPatternShop copy

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I love the simple, no-frills design of this romper. It’s SO easy & quick to cut & sew up. It is designed to be pulled on/off through the neck opening so you don’t have to worry about snaps & plackets.

Here are all of the details for this pattern!

  • Sizes preemie-4T
  • Shorts or Pants Length
  • Tank or Dolman Sleeve
  • FOE binding or regular knit binding


Lil Rascal Romper by PeekabooPatternShop

For JJ’s romper, I went with a shorts length tank romper, and used 1″ FOE from Joann to finish the neck & arms. His romper is a size 18 months. I went with a little bit of a 4th of July look with my fabric combo because I think this little romper is perfect for summer celebrations!

The method Amy uses to attach the FOE in the tutorial is very beginner friendly. I admittedly don’t have a ton of experience with FOE (as a binding) and it can be a pain to work with if you’re not comfortable with it! I had no problems attaching my FOE and didn’t have a massive headache afterwards either 🙂

I was only assigned to make a romper for JJ, but I couldn’t resist sewing up a couple of preemie sized rompers for my friend Brittany who was expecting boy/girl twins!

Lil Rascal Romper by PeekabooPatternShop

I even cut into my RCF Club Line 3 fabrics, which I of course have been hoarding! I dropped these tiny little rompers off to Brittany the night before she was induced, and she sent me this adorable picture a few days later! (photo shared with permission)

Lil Rascal Romper by PeekabooPatternShop

Seriously!? They are too cute all snuggled up together. I love it! I made a coordinating headband for baby Emmy and a PAB Lullaby Line Hat for Harry, and it made for the perfect little baby gift.

I’ve already seen a few people asking about a larger size range for this pattern. In my honest opinion, this style is SO cute on babies and young toddlers, but I wouldn’t put a romper like this on an older child! I think the size range Amy included is perfect for this style, but I guess everyone has their own preferences!

Lil Rascal Romper by PeekabooPatternShop

You can pick up the Lil’ Rascal Romper pattern for 15%, today only (6/23/2016) Don’t forget that you earn Reward Points for every purchase you make over at Peekaboo Pattern Shop (including FABRIC!) and you can redeem those points for discounts on future purchases!

Happy Sewing!


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