Kimono sleeve romper, perfect for solid fabrics!

flat gray

This unisex kimono sleeve romper has a lot of different ways to finish it.  If you’re sewing for an older child you can use a good, stretchy fabric and skip the snaps, just pull it up through the neck.  If you don’t like the pockets, leave them off!!  I love them personally 🙂

The fit is really generous so if you like a closer fit, size down one. I like the generous fit for Eleanor, she seems to like it too.

You can do a traditional hem on the sleeves and legs. I show a rolled arm hem and raw leg hem, just my preference!

To see some of the basic steps look below the video.

Here’s a video of me sewing one:

Some photos from the tutorial:

The drawstring casing is sewn to the inside

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Pockets are sewn on raw, no folding and hemming.

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If you’re doing snaps, there’s a facing sewn to each inseam.

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Neckband is serged to the neck from shoulder to shoulder.

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Snaps placed, if you’re not doing snaps, this will just be serged shut.

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Drawstring is threaded and completed!

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I sewed up a few for Eleanor.  The first two have snaps and the last one has the inseam sewn shut because that blue fabric is really stretchy.  I like the solid fabrics the best but a print works too!

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See the kimono sleeve romper pattern

  • Ola

    Love love love this! Amazing job Melissa! May I ask what fabric you used in the first pic? Is it sweat or jersey? Really love the rolled hems 😍