Monday, June 26

Pattern Review: Romper or Jumpsuit- Vogue 9260

Happy SewSew everyone,
Today is a quick review on a new commercial pattern that fits my way of dressing perfectly for summer heat.  It is a  new favorite for now.  How many times have we said this about a new pattern?  At the time of this posting, this is actually a favorite.  Later post will prove something new, so don't hold my feet to the fire please.
When I originally decided to make this, I was on the fence about which new pattern I would actually try.  So, I turned to our instagram family to get some feedback.  I guess thats the new norm when you aren't sure exactly what to make with a cute fabric and don't know which pattern to pair it with.  In my case, this fabric was gonna get on my body, whether as a dress or a jumpsuit/romper.  The romper won, because I knew I wanted pants that could withstand 105 degree temperatures.  HeHe, well actually 95/98 degrees.  

The fabric is a lightweight challis rayon from my stash, and my stash is large..  It's a little scary right now...I won't sew this down any time soon, but I love all the challis' that I have.  So, look for more outfits with this stuff.  (Truth:  I don't remember where I got this fabric.  I think is was one from my trip to Chicago in May. LOL!!) 

I really liked the lace-up tie front, and really I liked the pattern as designed.  Unfortunately, because I changed the construction order, I ended up forgetting about the purchased loops that were needed for the lacing.  I changed the order of construction because the neck finish was to just fold over and stitch, not something I wanted to do.  Instead, I finished the back neck with a bias binding.  For the waistband it instructed you to just fold down and stitch the seam allowance to the pant and use the resulting channel for the elastic insertion.  That was messy to me, so I used purchased bias tape for that as well. (See the inset in the next picture.)
The fit is really roomy and I LOVE it!!  Although, I did need to take out the length of the crotch was just too long for my build. I think it is good for the average person that like extra blousing, that person isn't me.   I cut a medium in the bodice and for the legs I cut a small.  Although, elastic waist is NOT my friend, I had to go with it in this case because of my waist to hip ratio (32 to 45).  It fits well after a few tweaks, but I do have to shimmy a little to get it on and off.  Still a win for me.  Loving the cutout sleeves.
Would you call this a Jumpsuit or a Romper?  Lines are becoming so blurred these days.  I'm just curious, because I would call it a romper since its really "shorts".  But, then again, its capris pants, so then maybe a jumpsuit!!!  (pulling my hair right now.)

Thanks for reading...much appreciated.

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