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