CrissCross Romper

I don’t know about you, but I am a HUGE fan of sweet little outfits on sweet little babies! I love their chubby little legs and arms and their wrists that appear to have a rubber band around them. Hehe! My little sweetie is already 18 months old, and she is so chub-alicous! She is super cute and looks so adorable in fun little outfits that show off her cute little thighs and today, my sweet friend Shannon from Little Kids Grow is sharing an adorable romper that is so fun and so perfect for cute and precious little sweeties! Get your sewing machine revved up, because you are going to want to make one of these rompers in each and every fabric piece that you have for each and every little baby that you know! Enjoy!

Criss Cross Romper - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Hi, it’s me Shannon from Little Kids Grow. Today I have an easy crisscross romper for your little one. It’s made out of a stretchy knit with no zippers, buttons or snaps! The crisscross design makes it easy to put on and take off. Today I’m sharing the 3-6 months that I made for my little guy. If you’re interested in additional sizes or pattern options, check here for more information.

The easy instructions are included in this post below. You can find the PDF by clicking on following link:

CrissCross Romper Pattern Pieces and Layout

Chevron Knit1 CrissCross Romper Button Navy Fold Over Elastic

3/4 yard 2-way stretch fabric. I used Small Knits Chevron (K340-21) Navy/White Chevron D from The Ribbon Retreat. I loved this fabric because it has excellent stretch recovery which helped the garment “snap” back into place while sewing.

38″ fold over elastic. I used Fold Over Elastic in Navy 5/8″, also by The Ribbon Retreat. It comes with a shiny and a matte side. I used the matte side for the romper.


1. Transfer all pattern markings
2. Serge or zig zag stitch the bottom of Front A (pant hem is optional)
3. Lightly pressing seams is recommended.
4. Use 3/8″ Seam Allowance

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Thank you, Ribbon Retreat!

Can you believe how adorable that little romper is? And what about that handsome little fella? The matching hat is way too cute…I just can’t get enough of that sweet little outfit! Thank you Shannon for sharing your little guy with us and this super fun romper! Shannon is one fabulous seamstress and pattern designer. You will most definitely want to check out her incredible blog at Little Kids Grow for more wonderful patterns and children’s clothing!

Do you love to dress your little one in rompers? They are so cute, cute, cute! Check out these other sweet baby outfits…plus one other pretty adorable romper you are going to love!

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Tiered Ruffle Baby Girl Dress Tutorial {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

What is your favorite baby outfit that you love to dress your little one in? (or what you use to dress them in?)

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  1. Betsy Maness
    Posted June 30, 2014 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    Hi, I LOVE this pattern! I really want to make some for a friend who has a set of triplet boys using up-cycled men’s polo’s.. They are 6 and 9 months sizes though and I’m wondering when you will have the larger size pattern for sale?

    Betsy Maness

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

      Hi Betsy! Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for your question. Shannon says, “Thank you! Additional sizes are currently in testing. We hope to have them available in 1-2 weeks.” Thank you again Betsy and have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

      • Betsy Maness
        Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:03 am | Permalink

        Thanks Michelle! If you can, please shoot me an email when the pattern is available for purchase:):)

        • The Ribbon Retreat
          Posted July 16, 2014 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

          Hi Betsy! You are so welcome and I would be happy to let you know when this adorable pattern is available for purchase for sure! Thank you and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Gina
    Posted February 6, 2015 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Are the larger sizes available now?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 11, 2015 at 11:03 am | Permalink

      Hi Gina! Thank you so much for your question! I am sorry, but I am not sure if the larger sizes are available at this time. If you click HERE you will be directed to this fun romper on Shannon’s blog. There is a spot for you to enter your email address to be notified of when the larger sizes will be available. I hope this helps. Thank you so much Gina! Good luck! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  3. Marlene Göbler
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Hello, my english is not that perfekt. What means “use seam allowance”? Is the seam allowance included or not? Im very thankful for your help because I love this little romper.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 17, 2015 at 8:29 am | Permalink

      Hi Marlene! Thank you for your question. By “use seam allowance” Shannon means the area between the edge of your fabric and the stitching line on your two pieces of fabric being stitched together should be 3/8″ in width. By using the 3/8″ seam allowance consistently will give you a beautiful and even romper when you are finished. I hope this helps! Thank you again Marlene! Michelle 🙂

  4. Veronica
    Posted September 19, 2015 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Is this a pattern available for purchase? In bigger sizes yet? I would purchase pls

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 26, 2016 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

      Hi Veronica! Thank you for your question. Isn’t that little romper so super cute?!? The best way to answer your question is to send you over to Shannon’s blog where you can also find this fun romper. You can find that tutorial HERE! On the tutorial, you can leave a comment for Shannon and ask her about additional sizes for this cute romper! I hope this helps. Thank you Veronica! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  5. The Ribbon Retreat
    Posted October 6, 2014 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for featuring our fun romper! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

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