Hey friends and Happy Spring 🌸 I am so thrilled and honored to be a part of a stellar blog tour featuring the Style Maker Fabrics new spring collection! There are so many fabulous fabrics that just released and let me tell you…picking just one print to play with was like trying to pick a favorite child! Impossible! But, I had the perfect project in mind as soon as I saw the most amazing tie dye French terry knit on the blue swatch card. I couldn’t resist!!! Let’s take a look:
This French terry is so soft, so smooth and has a lightweight feel that makes it the perfect spring knit! I love the color combo of the gradient navy to light blue and touches of white. The tie dye is a classic dye pattern and so on trend!
So good, right?? Now let’s talk about how I created the romper.
I created a mashup of patterns to sew a romper inspired by a super viral Pinterest pin. I loved the inspo so much, it made its way onto my #makenine2021 plans! So this project was like killing two birds with one stone- which is always a bonus in my sewing book! (Original image source unknown)
The top of the romper features the True Bias Calvin wrap top. I extended the front pattern piece to create a full wrap front, bringing the cross over to the side seam for more coverage. The back was sewn as the pattern states. I cut the binding cross grain as you would with knit binding. For the straps, I simply made loops around the armholes instead of making them adjustable per pattern. I also added about 2” to the length of the top to allow for a waistband casing and bring the bodice a bit lower on the waist like the inspiration romper.
The pants were constructed using the True Bias Patterns Hudson pants pattern. I added 2” to the rise to account for my height and again for the waistband casing. I kept everything else as is in the pattern- especially the pockets!
I attached the wrap top and pants with a wide seam allowance, topstitched the seam allowance up towards the wrap top and inserted elastic into the waistband casing.
This romper is like wearing pjs because of the soft knit and comfy fit! I will definitely be sewing some more just like it as the season continues.
I saw this See You at Six floral on the SMF site and I think it would be gorgeous in this romper style! Don’t you agree?
I wasn’t kidding when I said the romper was so comfy- I even wore it on a hike in Arizona!
Be sure to hop over to the Style Maker Fabrics blog and follow along with the entire tour line up! Such a great group of sewists and of course great fabrics!!