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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Jasmine Romper - Take 1

When my friend, RaeAnna, first asked me if I wanted to be a part of her summer Romper Week at Sewing Mama RaeAnna, I didn't hesitate to say yes!  You see, I love rompers!

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I immediately began thinking of every romper pattern I already owned (and some that I do not) but kept coming back to a dress pattern that I had recently acquired from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop.

I am an affiliate for Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, but all opinions provided in this post are 100% my own.

The top half of the Jasmine Dress Pattern kept sticking in my head as a great top for a summer romper, so I emailed the shop owner, Amy, to see if she had ever considered making a romper version.  She said no but encouraged me to give it a try.  The challenge was on!

This pattern hack was pretty simple actually.  For the Jasmine Romper - Take 1, I used the upper half of the Jasmine Dress Pattern and the lower half of the Gracie Romper Pattern, both from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop.


The shorts weren't quite as wide as the top, so I simply extended the width until they matched and added about an inch to inch and a half to the length.

For the fabric, I used less than a yard of 60" wide seersucker to make Ella a size 5T.  The romper came together very quickly, and instead of making an elastic casing at the waist and legs, I just shirred two rows at the waist and one row at the leg openings to draw up the fabric.

When I finished this test version of the Jasmine Romper (hence the Take 1), I kept thinking that it really needed more color, so I whipped up a really fast (it took like 10 minutes to make) elastic belt using some fabric scraps.  Possible future belt tutorial?  Eh, we'll see!

Overall, I like the romper, but I'm just not crazy about it due to the fabric color.  Plus, the pink of the belt matches pretty good but is just not the perfect shade to match.  None of that seems to matter though because Ella has enjoyed wearing it and always receives lots of compliments when she does.

It's definitely a great little play outfit because it's perfect for all the running, jumping, climbing, and rolling around in it she did at the ball field while my son played baseball!  The shoulder tie and skinny strap both stay up while the fit of the romper is loose enough through the body for unrestricted movement for all that playing.  The shirred gathering at the leg opening is soft and not constricting and provides the modesty needed for a little girl who likes to constantly climb up walls, fences, and bleachers!

Would I make another Jasmine Romper in the future?  Well, if you haven't figured it out yet, I already have!  When you come back tomorrow for my official Romper Week post, you'll see the Jasmine Romper - Take 2 and how I made a couple of modifications to the original Jasmine Romper design.  I think you'll really like.  I know I do!

And remember to follow Romper Week all week for more romper ideas, free romper patterns, a discount code to Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop (which carries several romper patterns), and a giveaway!

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Speaking of giveaways, I have a giveaway for two lucky winners that ends tonight!  Each winner will receive an assortment pack of 100 clothing size and care labels from Forever Threads2!  Hurry and enter the giveaway here.  The winner will be announced in my post tomorrow! 


  1. Great job combining the two patterns, Veronica. Love the ruffled waist!

  2. I love the seersucker! It looks so great and really comfy! Thanks for sharing!

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