Rolled hem romper: pattern 89

shortshort birch

This is a pattern PERFECT for everyday summer! I think it will be my summer go-to! The rolled hems are super trendy and easy.

Not only is it perfect for summer but there’s a long leg and sleeve option that I love for cool evenings or bed-time.  It’s a really versatile pattern and I think you will love it as much as me 🙂

It’s a simple sew as well, you can see below.   I’m only going to post a couple tutorial photos because I have a video of me putting it together from beginning to end, that will be very detailed.

The pattern is posted on my website with a new release discount 🙂

Here’s the video:  If you want to scan the pics, then scroll down.

After the pieces are cut out, you will iron a piece of interfacing to the center front edges. Or you can use a piece of woven fabric.


Then, neckband is serged on and sewn flat.


Sleeves are serged on here,


Side seams closed


Front plackets folded inside and inseam serged closed.


Hems rolled and sewn into place.


Snaps set


And completion!  Of course you will see a LOT more detail in the tutorial and video but that’s a quick summary.



See more photos in the romper pattern listing!

Have a good one 🙂  -Melissa

  • New Duds

    love love!

  • manouchette

    really cute! i’m new on your blog and i like all your patterns! i’m also new with knit fabrics and your post about how to choose them help me a lot. But i still have trouble with my serger: i tried since days and days to get a nice edge but it’s never happen. Could you help me? do you use 2 needles and 4 threads? or 3 threads? and which number for each of them? Thanks for your blog, your patterns and your help! Emme from Portugal

    • knitbunnie

      Use 2 needles and 4 threads. Start with tensions on 4-4-4-4 and run a sample. Adjust from there. Be sure your threads are all in the tension discs and your machine is properly threaded. Most problems come from the machine being threaded wrong or the thread not completely in the tension discs. If you are not sure your threads are in the tension discs, set them to 0-0-0-0 and run a few stitches, then set them to 4-4-4-4 and go from there. I usually have to set my one serger to 5-4-5-6 on cotton/lycra knits and the other serger on 5-4-4-4, so every serger is different. If your seam looks stretched out, move your differential feed up a bit, a little at a time, until you get a flat seam.

      • manouchette

        thank you so much! This afternoon i try to use 2 needles and 3 threads with the tension 3-2,5-1 and it was perfect for cotton jersey in double. But i will try toomorrow with 4 threads and tension 4-4-4-4 and see. But i think the troubles comes also from my serger, because some stitches are perfect and then bad and then nice. I never know. Have a nice week end and thanks again for your help!

    • knitbunnie

      manochette – what kind of serger do you have? I thought you were having trouble with your seam, but now I realize you were talking about a rolled edge. For narrow rolled edge, use your right needle (and take your other needle out or you won’t get a good roll. For a wider roll and with heavier fabric, use your left needle. I loosen my upper looper and tighten my lower looper (on my machines the lower looper it’s the dial/thread all the way on the right). You want your upper looper (second thread/dial from the right end) to be loose and your lower looper tight so that the upper looper threads pulled around the fabric to the back by the tighter lower looper. On a rolled edge, it depends, as you’ve found, on your fabric. I usually start with whatever my guide book suggests and work from there. If your serger has two-thread capabilities, a two-thread rolled edge looks nice on finer fabrics that don’t fray too muck, like batiste.

  • Where can I find fabric like the two you have at the top of this blog post? Both are the style that my daughter loves and I am sewing things for my first grandbaby. Thanks.

    • The fabric on the left is from Aarrekid in Finland. The one on the right is from Birch fabric. Have fun 🙂

  • Debra Doehling

    Loved your video. Where did you find your snap setter? I have so much difficulty attaching snaps. Thank you

  • Karen Budzinski

    I’d like to know where you got your snap setter too… looks so easy!