Alex Romper & Shirt - Video Lesson

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Alex is a fully-lined romper and jumper with shirt for boys and girls. This video walks you through making the romper for boys. Additionally, Susan sews the shirt that completes the outfit. As you add new techniques to your sewing, this is an excellent project to jump into after you’ve watched our technique lesson: "Learn to Sew: 2 Thimbles".

Pattern: Alex
Run Time: 2 hours, 39 minutes
Teacher: Susan Whitman
Difficulty Rating: Moderate - 2 Thimbles

In this lesson you'll learn:

  • Reading pattern instructions
  • Understanding markings on pattern pieces
  • How to properly transfer pattern markings to fabric
  • Laying out pattern pieces accurately on fabric
  • Topstitching a pocket
  • Tips for trimming, and turning crisp corners on romper straps
  • Properly turning a lined garment – the "Taco" method
  • Perfect Peter Pan collar with piping
  • Constructing straight sleeve, complete with piped hem
  • How to make buttonholes on your machine


  • Children’s Corner Alex (sold separately)
  • Fabric – romper, shirt & lining
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Buttons Romper (5/8”– 3/4”) – 2
  • Buttons Shirt (3/8”) – see chart on pattern cover
  • Pre-made corded piping – 2 1/2 yards
  • Elastic (3/4” wide) – 1/3 yard
  • Glue Baste-it (optional)
  • Solvy (optional)
  • Featherweight interfacing

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