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Breezy romper

Added Aug 5, 2017

by France Langlois





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This romper draws attention due to the fun and bright print, as well as the comfortably gathered shoulders and waistline, and mini hem ruffles.
Pattern pieces are very simple. Easy assembly. Although a cute little thing, there is a lot of sewing involved between the drawstrings, the castings and the gathers. For some reason I thought I’d be done in an afternoon. Not! Recommendations: make sure you have enough thread – one regular bobin was not enough for me. I figured this out while I still had enough to finalize the castings and the overstitching of the ruffles. So I saved the good colour thread and used another shade for the gathering. Also the biais for the various drawstrings is fairly narrow. If I was to make again, I would cut a bit larger to gain better control when sewing and then reduce the seam allowance before turning the drawstring. And lastly, make sure to report the full sewing lines on top and bottom pieces for the waist assembly. I had only reported the partial lines and had to do it in the middle of the project.
I made some alterations:
I lowered the front V by 1 inch – in all the pictures I noticed the front was pulling and I was a bit surprised by that since Burda usually has deeper dcollet. Also in looking at the pictures, I found the short too long, especially once you add the ruffles. So I cut 1 3/4 inch from the bottom before adding the ruffles.
I made this at my daugther’s request. Will update the pictures if/when she agrees to pose.

Material Notes

Polyester woven. Fabulous print in my opinion.




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Romantic

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    Jul 18, 2018, 05.50 AMby sramjit

    I adore this! Are there any more images available? I want to try this pattern, but am a little skeptical on how it will turn out. But your version makes me feel inspired!

    xo sharadha

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    Sep 11, 2017, 07.54 PMby sewing fanatic

    this is really nice!

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    Aug 14, 2017, 04.04 PMby Beccki

    Love it, what a fabulous romper, can’t wait for the pictures when your daughter models it, I’m sure it looks great on..

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    Aug 8, 2017, 07.22 PMby Mary Athey

    It’s lovely x

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    Aug 7, 2017, 06.25 PMby J Sheridan

    Love your fabric choice!

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    Aug 6, 2017, 07.43 AMby chula123

    very cute

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