The Easy Romper I Wished I Had Packed: FREE Pattern

Step One: Sewing The Shorts

Place the two front pieces of the shorts right side together and sew the crotch line at 3/8″ seam allowance.Easy Romper

Take the back pieces of the shorts right side together and sew at the crotch line.easy romper

Sew the sides together and zigzag or use your serger.easy romper Sew the inseam and zigzag or use the serger.

Step Two: Sewing The Top

Sew the darts on the front of the top easy romperand iron them downward.easy romper

Sew the sides of the top and zigzag or use your serger.easy romper Pin the top to the shorts (right sides together).  Sew at 5/8″, zigzag or serge the seam allowance, but do not cut.  You need the seam allowance whole because this is where you will be sewing the elastic. easy romperCut a piece of elastic the size required for your waist.  Do this by wrapping the elastic around your waist to a comfortable tightness and adding 5/8″ to sew.easy romper Fold the elastic in half and mark the two folds.  Fold each half so you end up with four well-distributed marks on the elastic.  Pin this elastic loop on the sides of the shorts and on the front and back seams. easy romper

Start sewing at the back and pull between pins. easy romper This technique will gather the romper around the waist evenly and prevent you from getting irritated by the elastic.

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97 Responses to The Easy Romper I Wished I Had Packed: FREE Pattern

  1. Silvia Gilli says:

    Hi! Is it US size or UK?

  2. Tammy says:

    I’m not sure if it’s just me, but the link doesn’t work.

  3. Barb says:

    Hi Myra! I love this pattern. I was sceptical I could sew it myself but I gave it a go on an old bedsheet as a test. I’m happy to say I will be buying fabric to make a nice version of it for myself today as the test came out fabulous! Thank you for sharing your pattern!

  4. Georgia says:

    Where are the actual instructions?

  5. Kim Barrett says:

    I’m sure you get tired of other people’s opinions…. but I’d rather see a larger model wearing the clothes. In this case, the size 4 model is swimming in a size 6 garment, which gives me the impression that it’s going to be huge on my size 14 body. I’d also like to see how it looks on someone that has boobs and a belly. At my size I hesitate to wear a romper and would like an idea of how it’s going to look on my body type. I would adore it, if it looked good on me.

  6. Anita says:

    Hello Myra,

    I am having trouble underatanding at what point ai attach tbe back of the top? I am not understanding the instructions. Also, when cutting out the front top, do I cut out the triangle bit (dart) or leave it and use it as a guide to fold fabric for the dart?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Anita, you are supposed to joining the triangle and sew the tip. Maybe you should wait for the video. The instructions are step by step but if you have never made a garment this might be a little advance for you at this point.

      • Anita says:

        I figured out the darts and have made a few garments but I am also stuck on the part where you attach the straps to the romper top and then the flounce. Do I have to have the romper inside out at this point or just normal and pin the straps to the inside? I am waiting for the video but do you have any idea when you might upload it? I would love to finish the romper soon as it is a lovely garment.

        • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

          Hi Anita yes you need to sew the straps inside out however this is better explained on a video. doing my best to finish it.

    • innerhealing777 says:

      super funny u are a begginer

  7. Sherrie Lilly says:

    IS there an easy way to print out all 4 pages of the instructions? I have tried the the 3 dots to the left and then the printerfriendly link. It only prints or pdf the 1st page. I have tried everything to get page 2, 3, 4 etc. I like to print the instructions and place in a 3 hole punched folder and include the folded taped pattern. This way I have the pattern stored to use again. Thanks

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Sherrie, not at the moment, I am looking for an asistant to help me do this an a million other things I need to do for the site. Let you know when the PDF is printable.

  8. Shernetted Gordon says:

    Hi Myra I like your Rompers how do I get to print it

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Use adobe reader, on Actual Size and landscape mode, as of now it is hosted on my Craftsy store, however when is is no longer free you will be able to purchased it on my Etsy shop.

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