Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Vintage style Tea Party Sun Suit for His First Steps

As I have said it before I love to make vintage style clothing for my baby boy. I love those old style romper and overall for baby boys. I thought that Oliver + S Tea Party Sun suit would fit the bill for what I was looking for. For this one I did a special little hand stitching to mark his first steps. I made piping the same color as his sun suit but no changes were made to the pattern itself, well except for the leg closer. I think it looks so very cute over his birthday Sketchbook shirt too. : )
These photos were taken over 4 weeks ago as he was just starting to walk. (Yes, it has taken me that long to post this.) Now Prince C has this mastered down.
Up we go!

Almost there...

now standing....

Yep, he is walking here!
This was right after his 1st birthday.

Here is how I added the hand stitching to the bodice, first I traced the bodice pattern onto the fabric and then traced my hand stitching pattern onto the bodice. Mine is based off a pattern article from the Sew Beautiful magazine (the John and Suzanne pattern) I then interfaced the whole bodice pattern piece then stitched my pattern.

Here it is all done! I think this is every mommy's prayer as their little one starts to walk.

This is how I finish every one of the Tea Party sun suit pattern. I have never had a problem with his seat coming undone or unsnapped. I will have to share with you ladies on how I do this one day.

Another favorite part of the little suit is the fully lined inside. *sign* I love, love fully lined clothes. This was easier to do than I thought.

This is my favorite Tea Party sun suit to date. I think I will keep it forever. : )

Happy Sewing!!


  1. It's a work of art, Sharon! I would keep it forever too.;) The outfit is even more adorable on him!

  2. It's just gorgeous -- and so is he :)

  3. I love this little romper - so old fashioned and fantastic! Beautifully crafted, mama.

    And his face! Even better! Love your toothy smile, Prince C! You'll be running around in no time!

  4. I am sure this Vintage style Tea Party was enjoyable. I am very happy to have these details. He looks so cute in this suit. My little son is also going to turn one in next month and we have also made our mind to host a fun family party at one of the best Chicago event venues.


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