Snappy Dapper Suit… a flipped romper pattern

So, for my final link up to the Flip this Pattern series on Frances Suzanne, I present the Snappy Dapper Suit modeled by my adorable little cousin, Kent.

When I saw that The Cottage Mama’s Run Around Romper pattern would be the selection for the May Flip this Pattern series, I knew I wanted to participate. Kent was drafted to be my muse and model. After the first Puppy Pocket Romper was made and sent to him (see HERE), I started on the super-flipped version of the romper pattern.

I wanted to transform the romper into a suit with a vest for 11 1/2 month old Kent.

The vest has added welt pockets on the front sides, and a faux-fastener in the back. To set off the vest, piping was added on the edges and four buttons are lined up down the front. The vest pattern was self-drafted after some trial-and-error.


The romper pattern was altered to seam up the right shoulder and add snaps to the left shoulder.

Based on feedback from Kent’s mom, snaps were added to the romper legs for easy changing – making it ‘Snappy’.

The hat is the Oxford Cap pattern from Peek-A-Boo patterns, and was absolutely needed to complete the outfit making Kent look ‘Dapper’.

A short piece of elastic was added to the back of the hat to make sure it fit Kent. Without having access to him to fit the romper and the hat was an added challenge.

The vest is stitched to the romper suit as one piece.  And, just as Lindsay’s (aka The Cottage Mama) pattern specified, the romper is fully lined, so it can be super comfy for Kent.


To make the outfit ‘meant to be’ for cousin Kent, I found the fabric at Running Stitch fabric store in Kent, Washington. It is Bee My Honey by Mary Jane Butters for Moda. This is the same line used in my daughter’s Flip this Pattern romper HERE.

That makes 3 flipped rompers for the May 2014 Flip this Pattern Sew-Along on Frances Suzanne! I had so much fun playing and admiring the other sew’ists creations. 

Can’t wait to see what the next pattern selected is…..

And, thank you cousin Kent! You are a handsome little dude and I love you much!

oh, and Zazzles the cat liked the Snappy Dapper Suit too!


  1. Oooooh….what a neat flip! And, yes….I'd call it a super-flip too. You thought of every little detail, all the way down to the detailing and purchasing of the fabric {Kent, WA – how neat to coincide with his name}. We are so glad you joined us several times this month, and hope some of the upcoming patterns will tempt you to continue to play along!


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