[The Romper was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]
I picked out this cool textured Red Jacquard fabric in the hopes of making a suit.....well you know how it goes, I let time get by me and now I needed to make something else, quick fast and in a hurry. So I looked through my latest pattern purchase and found this dress that I had on my to-do list. Cynthia Rowley Simplicity 8124 Pattern. Now the problem was this fabric, I was a little concerned as to how it would lay, it's a little more structured than I think is needed for this pattern, still I pushed forward. I decided to make the romper this time around.
Let me take a minute and say honestly this is the easiest romper I have ever made. It can actually be done in under an hour, seriously. If you were ever interested in teaching someone to sew and you need a project, this would be it! Have you tried this pattern?? Tag me on Instagram if you have @thatblackchic
I love how this fabric works for the bottom but I ain't crazy about the top. I loved working with this fabric and it takes an ironing really well. [Did you check out the crease on those shorts??? I went old school on those bad boys, that crease ain't coming out.] I think you need a shirting/cotton fabric to get the correct gathered look for the elastic around the shoulders and the wrist. I still have enough of this fabulous fabric to make a pair of wide leg trousers, so all is not loss plus and this is still a super cute date-night romper.
I just bought Oxford Striped Denim Blue & White Shirting and Light Blue Oxford Cotton for the dress. I also think this Green and White Gingham Seersucker would be cute.
........Hold the presses just in! I could not get this collar out of my head. I thought about the elastic I used and then I realized I probably could get the look I wanted with a heavier elastic. So off to the store I went to pick up this elastic and I didn't realize there were so many different types elastics in the world! I was able to get what I needed and fix the collar before this post went live. I used the non-roll elastic for woven fabrics on the right. Now this is the look I wanted. I win, Ha!!
Michelle @ That Black Chic