As you know, there’s not a lot of kids clothing sewing that goes on around these parts. If I had girls, I think I’d sew for them all the time since little dresses and skirts are so fun to make, but it’s not nearly as fun or easy to make boys clothes, so I never do it. 
But when I had the opportunity to participate in a new online children’s sewing magazine, STYLO, created by one of my favorite sewing bloggers, Jess Abbott, I jumped at the chance. I have so much fun sewing and styling my own creations, so I knew it would be a blast doing it for a little girl. 
I made a darling white eyelet romper with scalloped shorts and cap sleeves, and then styled it for all seasons, plus a few other occasions. (like Christmas, Back to School, etc). The magazine has just been published online, so hop on over to see the my romper, the seven ways I styled it, a full tutorial to make it, and a ton of other fabulous creations! 
Also, a huge thanks to my sweet model, Scarlett!


  1. So fun Merrick! I used to sew for my nieces but sewing for little boys just isn't the same.

  2. Landen says:

    That is SO cute! I love all the different season photos that you took! It turned out just darling!

  3. agn_k says:

    Exciting! 🙂

    Love your romper, the tutorial and the tips how to style it!

  4. Sanja T says:

    OMG Merrick. This is amazing. The tutorial and photos are darling. How fun it would be to be a children's clothing (and knitted goods) designer?!?! That has always been my dream job (I am a FRIENDS fenatic and this statement always reminds me of Rachel's sister).

  5. Kate Craig says:

    I LOVE eyelet, this is precious! And of course I'm dying over your little friend and her awesome hair!

  6. kylie says:

    Awesome!! The project itself is really cute, and I love the styling!! Great job!

  7. shannon b says:

    Oh my goodness! That romper is the most darling thing ever! I love white eyelet fabric and trim – classic & whimsical at the same time. And your styling is just awesome. Great job!

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