Comfy clothes have been a staple around here for the past 5 months, so finding a pattern that makes your feel comfortable and look “dressed” is a major win in my book. What is this pattern you ask? Ellie & Mac’s Off-Shoulder Romper! I’m not kidding when I say that I could live in this!
As I briefly mentioned last week, I wound up using Jumping June Textile’s Serenity French Terry for this project – thankfully this print is busy enough that it’s more difficult to see that I cut a few pieces upside down (it’s a directional print). The fabric was great to work with a sewed up beautifully.
The pattern itself came together without a hitch and the directions were easy to follow (but definitely pay attention to casing\inserting the elastic section as it is a little different that other romper patterns). After trying this pattern out, I think an advanced beginner could put this one together with good results.
As for the fit, it’s spot on! I was a little concerned how this was going to look when I was putting it together (it is very full and elongated looking), but the elastic and blousing it when wearing really helps put this look together. Plus I love that its “off the shoulder”, but not so dramatic that you need to be concerned about exposing yourself while wearing it. I can’t see making a ton of these (because it’s a distinct style), I may consider sewing the 3/4″ version (or maybe even the full) in the fall… because I think I’ll still need comfy clothes by then!