The Easy Romper I Wished I Had Packed: FREE Pattern

Step Three: Making The Straps

Cut two strips of 10 1/2″ long by 1  1/4″ wide.  Apply a very thin fusible interfacing.easy romper

Fold the strips right sides together in half and sew a 3/8 ” seam.  It should be right down the middle of the strip.  easy romperThere is no need to trim the seam allowance because we will be using it to stabilize the straps.easy romper

Using a loop turner, turn the strap inside out.  Iron and put aside.easy romper

Step Four: Assembling The Easy Romper

Sew the sides of the flounce and zigzag or serge, turn right side out.  In the next steps, you will be working from the inside of the romper.

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Pin the straps on the wrong side of the top.  The strap will be hanging around the armhole area. easy romper

Pin the flounce (right side of the flounce to the wrong side of the top). When you see inside the romper, the flounce will have the wrong side showing.easy romper

Lay the romper on your table wrong side out.  You should have three things pinned together at this point. easy romper

  1.  the romper the wrong side showing
  2.  the straps
  3. the flounce pinned to the top, wrong side showing.  This means the strap is sandwiched between the top and the flounce.  Turn your work inside out. This is so you can control the seam allowance perfectly.  If not, the top will deform.  Trust me I have done it..

Start sewing on the right side from the strap around the neckline, then the armhole area, then the back.  Leave the strap for last.  This point is important as it will make the difference between someone asking did you make that or where did you buy it?

Did you make that? Compliment or not?

easy rompereasy romper Sew the straps down last. easy romperThe reason for that is so that you can adjust your sewing in case that area is too big for the strap.  It needs to be just right so the top can turn inside out well.  As you can see in the picture, I had to adjust a bit. It happens often even to experienced sewers.  The important thing is to know how to fix it.  easy romper

Clip the corner and trim the seam allowance and zigzag or use your serger.easy romper Turn the flounce to the outside of the fabric and press.

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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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