- Fabric: $2.99
- Lining: $5.99
- Rick Rack: $1
- Zipper: $1.50
This romper looks a little tight around the bust, but I didn't notice it until I looked at this pictures. It also looks a like it's pulling a bit at the seam lines, but it looks better in real life. I feel like I say that in every blog post, but it's true.
To draft the bodice I took measurements of one of my RTW rompers as a basic starting point and made changes to the fit and style lines from there. I also used McCall's #6439 as a reference, which is the pattern I used for my Turquoise Striped Dress. The fit was way off so the pattern wasn't really all that helpful, but I liked having a commercial pattern to look at to make sure my pattern wasn't doing something crazy.
I used the pattern from my self-drafted Black High-Waisted Shorts as a block for the romper shorts. Since the black shorts were made from a stretch denim and the fabric I used for this romper doesn't have any stretch, I added 1/2" to the side seam and inseam. I dropped the crotch 1/2" as directed in my patternmaking book. I raised the waistline 1 1/2" to compensate for the waistband.
The waistband on this romper is attached at the side seam with the zipper. I used the same method to attach the rick rack to the waistband and hem as I used for my Turquoise Polka Dot Top. I used WashAway Wonder Tape to hold the rick rack in place and then I topstitched it on.
I sandwiched the rick rack across the top of the bodice between the mint fabric and lining.
And here is a photo of me wearing the romper in the fashion show. I had to model this myself - which was terrifying - and I am not a very good model.
There are some fabulous pictures of my lovely Jo-Ann Fabrics co-worker, Lily, modeling my Design Wars/Project Pink Competition Dress:
And my classmate modeling my Colorblocked Shift Dress:
And my other classmate modeling my Floral Skater Dress:
And here is a sneak peek of my Blue Wrap Competition dress, which I haven't blogged about yet. I made it for a Project Runway type unconventional materials competition at school. We had to make a garment out of the surgical blue wrap they use in hospitals. My dress won most wearable, which was very exciting. But then I had to model it in the show, which was the worst.