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alex with elastic hem

To make a long romper even cuter for baby, consider adding elastic at the hem. We used the long version of Alex to make this adorable version. While we made it with the version with grippers, you use this technique on a version without grippers.


Children’s Corner Alex pattern
Elastic (1/4” wide) – see chart


Construction Instructions

1. After completing step 21 of the Alex instructions, top stitch 3/8” from the bottom edge of romper leg. Start 1/4" from back inseam and stop stitching 1 ¼” from front inseam.


2. Repeat with the other leg.

3. Pull 1/4" elastic through this casing with a safety pin on each end of the elastic. Secure each end by topstitching at either end. Remove safety pins. Repeat with other leg.

4. Continue with step 22 of the Alex instructions.

Instructions by
Susan Whitman

Download the printable pdf instructions here: 

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