The Romper You Didn’t Know You Needed

(And the fabric that makes it your go-to Summer wear!)

A few months back I shared my first non-legging double brushed poly inspiration – a slinky, swishy, springtime skort. (Or, as grown-ups call them, “Culottes”)

The perfect drape and wrinkle-resistant nature of  DBP made it my go-to for other slinky-swishy Summer projects, like this Fenix Romper made in Cali Fabric’s Navy Blue Double Brushed Poly.


Y’all, I can’t even begin to explain how much I’ve loved this garment. But if it’s any indication – I’ve had it sewn for more than a month now and I’m only JUST now blogging it because it’s ALWAYS in the hamper. I’ve worn it on date nights, around the house as lounge wear, and – since we’ve lived pool-side this summer – as a swim suit cover-up.



It’s an impossibly fast sew – 5 simple seams + straps and hems. Pattern includes instructions for adjustable straps, but those who NEED-THIS-NEED-THIS-RIGHT-NOW! (which, honestly, is all of you) without such notions in your collection can follow my lead and make extra long bias tape straps to be tied and cut to length.


Short word of warning (pun intended): Petites like myself are going to want to consult my “most flattering” hem length guides and adjust length accordingly.  It’s an asymmetrical hem, which is a bit of a curveball, so I used the golden ratio method to determine where the short end/outside of the hem should fall (just above my knee). I’m really happy with the result!

Search Cali Fabric’s collection of solid DBP to recreate the look I’ve shown here…

Plum Double Brushed Poly Spandex Knit

Light Grey Double Brushed Poly Spandex Knit

Bright Coral Double Brushed Poly Spandex Knit

Or use Pattern Designer, Sarah’s, version as inspiration and shop the Cali Fabric’s floral DBP stock

Coral and Baby Blue on White Chalk Floral Double Brushed Poly Spandex Print Fabric By The Yard

White and Navy Mums on Rust Red Floral Double Brushed Poly Print

Pink, Peach, and Green Brushstroke Floral on Bright Mint Double Brushed Poly Spandex Knit

Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Be sure to share them with me on instagram. I love to see your makes! Happy Sewing, XOXO

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Hey there, friend! I'm Becca - Lifestyle Photographer, Wanna-be Fashionista, & Sew-blogger Enthusiast behind Free Notion, Sewing Stadium, and Sew the Show. I'm always whipping up fun clothes between yoga class and preschool pickup - so subscribe below to keep up with my latest work!

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5 thoughts on “The Romper You Didn’t Know You Needed”

  1. I just LOVE your romper! As soon as I saw it I thought YES I need one these right now 🙂 So comfortable for this hot summer weather and I love the idea of it in a comfortable flowing knit.

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