Hi Friends! Happy Wednesday! 😀
It has been quite a busy few days since I last wrote on here. We traveled home to my parents house to celebrate my best friends’ baby shower, my sister’s 21st birthday (although, she wasn’t there!), Father’s Day, and my 26th birthday! It was a whirlwind of a weekend (as it always is when we go to Tyler), but so fun and definitely worth it. When we got home on Sunday, I immediately plugged in my new Roomba 630 and my life changed dramatically. (Yes, this is an exaggeration) But, y’all.. words can’t even describe the way I feel about this cleaning product. It literally cleans the floors for you .. while you’re watching TV, or cooking diner, or SEWING. IT IS SO AWESOME. All the dog hairs can be cleaned up daily!! And moving on…
I sewed up this ROMPER after lots and lots of thought about it. I hoped to find an “indie” pattern to use (because I like supporting independent designers like myself) but settled on the Simplicity 1355, which was inspired by Mimi G Style’s post a couple of weeks ago.
In my head, I pictured a romper with a bloused front and tie straps (bodice similar to the Sewaholic Saltspring) with shorts and pockets. My problem with RTW rompers has always been the length in the torso. I am tall (5″8) but have the same length legs as my mom who is 5″4. SO all that height? Located in my torso. It makes buying one-piece swimsuits and ROMPERS nearly impossible.
I chose view D on the pattern and lengthened the shorts about 2″ at the top. This increased the length in the torso. HOWEVER.. after sewing up the garment, I don’t think I really needed to do that. I also nixed the pockets because they were showing underneath the shorts (because I hemmed them so short).
THIS romper in particular will make a great swimsuit coverup.. but I don’t think I will be wearing it out in public too much because I’m not comfortable with the 1/2″ inseam. ANYWAY.. I should have left the pattern alone (maybe adding 1/2″ to the top of the shorts instead of 2″) and definitely should have gone down one size. The ease was much more than I had expected.
Have you found a romper pattern that you love? I’d love to see any women’s romper patterns, I came up dry when searching!