The Old-Fashioned Flowers Romper

Added Jun 7, 2012

by mwelland

Ontario, Canada

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Description

I think the romper trend is quite cute, but I’ve found that if you have a long torso like me, the waist band is always too high and then the shorts pull up in the bum in a very unflattering way.

So I made my own! I found this lovely old-fashioned looking floral print on sale at Fabricland. I took a great deal of time drafting the pattern and I think it paid off, although next time I will make some alterations because there’s extra fabric that gathers up in the small of my back. I based the shorts on a pair of pleated shorts that I already own, and drafted the top using my basic bodice block to place the bust darts and arm holes. I did pin tucks down the front and back instead of vertical darts. The waistband is a drawstring, concealed on the inside.

Material Notes

Very light weight woven cotton/rayon blend.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Jumpsuit
Material
Cotton, Blends, Rayon

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    Jun 10, 2012, 01.34 PMby imvisible

    Very nice!

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    Jun 10, 2012, 12.22 PMby laurii

    so pretty, love the fabric! x

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    Jun 8, 2012, 04.37 PMby kess

    This is beautiful! The fabric is great and kind of gives a feminine (rather than girl) flair to the romper well done on drafting the romper! it’s quite an achievement! love it!

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    Jun 8, 2012, 09.40 AMby ritsel

    i’m usualy not a romper fan but yours is really cute. looks very comfortable as well!

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    Jun 8, 2012, 06.40 AMby prettysewinggirl

    ooohhh love your romper :) the detail is great!!!

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    Jun 8, 2012, 02.36 AMby madebymeg

    super cute! i have that long torso problem, too!

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    Jun 7, 2012, 09.25 PMby Mary Athey

    i have a long body as well so making my own clothes solves the problem, i love your playsuit x

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    Jun 7, 2012, 09.25 PMby Mary Athey

    i have a long body as well so making my own clothes solves the problem, i love your playsuit x

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    Jun 7, 2012, 05.27 PMby Debbie Allingham

    Great garment! I love the fabric too. I’m also the victim of a long body – and very glad I can sew, rather than have dress waistbands on my ribs!

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    Jun 7, 2012, 02.37 PMby efh1687

    love this! it turned out so well!

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