The simplicity of my patterns has been taken to a new level. This pattern contains 4 seams. What? Yes.
This romper (yes, it's shorts) is inspired by the 'convertible dress'. If you haven't heard of it give it a google. It consists of a skirt and two very long straps that you use to wrap around your torso in an amazing amount of variations.
Besides updating the convertible dress into shorts I also added a She-ra hem to help make it a little less bridesmaid-y. A She-ra hem is what I call a hemline that dips in the front and is higher at the sides. I've come to realize She-ra does not actually wear this type of hemline but it continues to be my descriptor.
You may be wondering how supportive this type of garment is, well, not at all, in fact it likes to shift around a lot. So the styling above is my favourite way to wear the romper. Everything stays in its place.
This sleeved variation was sweet but the chest is only one thin layer of fabric. Yee. This might be an over-swimsuit, going to the beach kind of wear.
You see this strapless variation in all of the tutorials but it is the least comfortable. You don't feel very... safe. This is not a dancing with your hands in the air or running to the bus way to wear this style.
It can also be worn in this adorable waisted variation, another favourite. The skirt is longer but with that much skin on top I think we're okay.
This burgundy version was my first attempt and I ended up increasing the rise and adjusting the fall of the hem. I usually need to make two or even three versions of a pattern. I almost always run into something on my first sew-up.
There are many other ways to wear this convertible style and they are covered thoroughly with videos and pictures by other websites. Including a ton of halter variations that make my shoulders look massive so I've left those out.
> when you are wrapping yourself up, try and keep the back waist at an even level with the front waist. Don't let it drop down at the back. This will ensure your hem falls correctly.
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