Scrabble Inspired with From a Box
Hi, I’m Stacey at From-a-Box, and I am here to show you my Scrabble inspired romper for my daughter.
There have been some geeked-out clothes for this month’s board game theme, and I hope my romper is up to the challenge.
The Scrabble board game was created in 1949 and had a slow growth in popularity over the next 10+ years. The word scrabble is defined as, “to scratch or grope around with one’s fingers to find, collect, or hold onto something”. That is how I developed my interpretation of Scrabble for my 5 year old daughter. I don’t want to say that I literally ‘scratched and groped’ anything, but I did scrabble up a Scrabble-inspired Romper.
Now according to the CraftingCon rules, the item made for the monthly theme has to be functional and useable and wearable. I selected the Ellie Inspired Romper pattern. This makes a nice summer outfit with a tank top or tshirt under the linen jumper. I represent the Scrabble board on the bib of the romper by making an appliquéd grid from the linen and polka dot fabrics. And the center star as the starting position of the game. My inspiration came from a internet search that landed me at this Scrabble Mug Rug found HERE.
To make the Scrabble board, I cut 1” squares and fused on interfacing bordered in piping. Then I appliqué stitched the outlines of the square tiles to the front outside piece of the bodice. The shoulder ruffles and the capri hem ruffles are in the letter fabric with piping as well. The pockets are made from the linen fabric with piping at the openings. (oh, and I made the piping from the coral polka dot fabric myself – I love the handmade piping details)
This is a size 6 capri length romper from the Poppy Fields Romper PDF Pattern by Ellie Inspired. I followed the pattern instructions exactly with the addition of piping on the ruffled shoulder straps. I used the elastic casings on the back bodice since shirring still scares me.
The linen of this romper is so casual and comfy for my girl… and I just LOVE the look of this jumper on her with her 2 side pony tails… I think this is going to go down as ONE OF MY FAVES!