|romper: made by me // swimsuit: j.crew // sunglasses: c/o sunglasses shop // sandals: target (similar) // hat: target
- 1 1/2 yards (roughly) of thin stretchy knit
- matching thread
- elastic (optional)
Using a loose fitting tank (or a tank with a loose sweater, like my ridiculous combo below) as a pattern and cut the tank portion of your romper, adding a half inch seam allowance. CUT TWO OF THESE.
Step 2. Take one of your SHORTS pieces and with right sides together, sew up the inseam, as seen below. Repeat with second SHORTS piece.
Step 3. With right sides together, pin and sew the two shorts pieces together from the front to the back, matching up the inseams at the crotch, as seen below.
You shorts will now look like this.
Step 4. With right sides together, sew the front and back TANK pieces together at the shoulders, then sew up the sides.
You should now have your TANK and SHORTS pieces all sewn together, as seen below.
Step 5. Fold the neckline of your tank over two times and pin into place. Then sew around the entire neckline with a straight wide stitch.
Now sew the arm holes, folding the edge over two times, pinning, and then sewing with a straight stitch, just like the neckline.
Step 6. With right sides together, put the SHORTS inside the TANK (as seen below) and sew them together with a straight stitch. My TANK was slightly wider than my SHORTS so I just stretched as I went to avoid bunching.
I planned to put elastic in the waist (like I did in this tutorial), but my fabric was stretchy enough, and my straight stitch allows some stretch since I pulled it as I sewed, so no elastic was needed. But add some to your waistband if needed.
Step 7. Determine your desired shorts length and then hem with a wide straight double stitch.
[sunglasses shop sent me these sunglasses for review. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own].