So I tried to make a romper. The Fenix Romper. The pattern is good, it comes together really quickly, but I just cannot see myself wearing it. It actually doesn’t look terrible while standing still, but it does scrunch in the crotch when I walk. I also felt a little like a child in it, and not in a good way, and I am not a fan of taking the whole thing off when I go the restroom. Yuck.
Oh well! The good news is that this is a roomy pattern, meaning I have the opportunity to re-cut and re-fashion which is not always the case!
Then I marked a curve from the bottom of the crotch to the bottom of the side seam. I did the same for the back, then I folded it in half side seam to side seam, right sides together, and cut both front curves and both back curves at the same time. The hem ends up being a semi circle like a smile.
Since the back hem of the skirt is longer I decided to add facings. (This was after I had ironed a tiny hem all the way around. Because, of course.)
You can’t see my tracing paper on my white desktop, but I laid tracing paper under the front half of the skirt, folded right side to right side, side seams together.
Then I added a seam allowance to each end and made a 2 inch thick facing pattern piece. I repeated the same steps for the back skirt.
So it actually turned out pretty great. The hem shape is a little unusual from the side, but I think this looks awesome from the front and back!
It is a really fun shaped dress! I’m not sure I would ever make the romper again, but I would make this dress again. Have a Mai Tai for me!