From the Vault: Floral Romper


One of my very first garment sewing projects is this Simplicity 1158 inspired by Project Runway.  This pattern was one of the selections from the former Stitch Lab class "Pick A Pattern."  This was a fantastic class, where we picked a pattern to sew and had a lot of one-on-one help by the teacher (there were only four of us in the class).  This was my first time sewing techniques like adding facing, pattern grading, under stitching and more.

Many modifications were made with the help of the teacher.  This is view A with shorts.  I cut a size  4 for the top and a size 10 for the bottom.  The teacher also helped to make adjustments to the bottom so there was extra room in the inseam and bootie area.  I can't even explain how she began to do this, but it was cool to watch these kinds of pattern modifications being made in person.  The fabric was purchased at Hancock Fabrics, it's a rayon.  I love the floral print with the black background.

Now that I have more sewing experience and a little knowledge about my sizing with sewing patterns, I think I would be able to sew this with the pattern as is.  Perhaps grading down from one size on the top and another on the bottom.  I loved sewing this with the help of a teacher and I definitely think I could do this on my own now.  I also love how this romper turned out and am exited to wear it more this summer.  I'm going to make another new Simplicity shorts romper soon so we'll see how this goes on my own. 

Are you all liking the romper/jumpsuit trend?

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