I was excited to test out a romper for the first time and originally really loved this pattern because of the different top styles. There were also some really lovely versions made on Pattern Review. Once I started and got onto my second muslin I realised I had turned this pattern into a bit of a hack! However, I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome!
Description: Fitted lined romper and jumpsuits with various lengths. It also has a flowing top overlay.
Pattern description: McCalls 7608
Fabric: Linen from Spotlight
The first main alteration I did to this pattern was take out the width in the legs. I’ve previously tried pants with the super wide, pleated legs and was mortified when I tried on the muslin. At the time it went straight in the bin, never to be recovered or altered. I probably even gave that pattern away I was so horrified by the fit on me. So I knew right away I had to slim out the pants to suit my body shape. I also switched the pleat to dart.
The second alteration I made was to lower and round the front of the neckline. To finish it off I created a fabric belt which just ties around my waist.
I’m seriously loving Linen lately. This pinky/peach coloured fabric was from a recent Spotlight visit and turned out perfect for this style of outfit. It reminds me a little bit like a Mister Zimi outfit.
I didn’t end up adding the extra top layer because I wasn’t sure if it would have sat right with the linen. I was happy to leave it off for this version.
Have you got any romper/jumpsuit pattern suggestions? I would love to hear! I’m just excited to finally be making something different from my usual ‘dress’ making!
The next on my wish list are some shirts or blouses but I have so many patterns to choose from so it’s going to be tough to narrow it down!
On that note…