Happy Gameday everyone, and Go Irish!!
I spent the best 4 years ever at the University of Notre Dame and wouldn’t change a thing, and today we play Clemson in the Cotton Bowl! Sadly, I couldn’t make it up to Dallas for the game but here’s the cutest romper for all your gameday needs 🙂
This was my second version of the jumpsuit from the collab from In The Folds and Peppermint magazine. For the first time around, I made the full length version and didn’t add pockets. When my college roommates decided to meet up for a Notre Dame game for Labor Day weekend, I suddenly knew what to do with tons of yardage of shamrock quilting cotton that I picked up years ago during a St Patrick’s Day clearance sale!
I added pockets and shortened it — a lot.
To add pockets, I used a pocket shape that I already had from a New Look pattern, and simply added those before I did the sewed down the side seams of the romper. The tricky part is estimating where to add the pockets – I actually added little notches to the pattern itself using the pocket cutout as a guide to ensure it would be symmetrical on both sides when I attached the pockets. This link here has a good lil pattern piece printout if you don’t already have a pocket outline readily available.
As for the length – I cut the pattern as well to only be about 2-3 inches longer than the crotch — the looseness of the crotch area makes sure it’s still a reasonable length 😀
Also, I decided against the waist tie because I thought the cotton that I’m using for this pattern would just get wrinkled throughout the day.
Gosh I love this pattern. It’s so easy to work with, and the clean lines are so satisfying with the center seam at the neckline. It’s the perfect pattern to learn some new techniques such as adding a facing using the burrito method and adding an invisible zipper. I plan to make this in a neutral linen because I think it would make the perfect lightweight travel outfit. Check out the free pattern, as well as my free pattern round up here!
Go Irish, Beat Tigers!!!