I made this Simplicity 1355 romper last summer and I didn’t actually wear it until this summer. When I made it, it was with the intention to wear it at a housewarming party. I didn’t feel too confident about the way it looked, so I didn’t wear it. I finally wore it for the first time recently. Of course, nobody saw me in it, except for my son. What can I say, it’s 2020.
This pattern is a popular pattern. It is labeled as easy to sew and I will agree that it is. The instructions are very easy to follow. Sewing the top part together was actually really fun to do. I liked how easily it came together.
There are 4 views. These include two options for the top which is a V-neck with a low crossover back or a scoop neck with a sliding tie. There are 3 options for the bottom- a maxi dress, shorts or pants. I made view A but instead of pants, I made shorts. I used a crepe de chine fabric that I bought from Fabric.com a few years ago.
This isn’t the first time I made a romper using this pattern. I had made view D back in 2017, which is the scoop neck with tie and shorts. I liked the way it turned out and it’s very comfortable to wear. Simplicity 1355: A short story of a short jumper
For my 2019 make, there were a few changes that I made. The armholes were too big, so I had to take them in by about 5/8 of an inch on both sides. I also shorten the shoulder straps by an inch and a half.
The cross over back is a bit deep so you will need to wear a racer back bra or a tank top to hide your bra strap.
Overall, this is a great pattern for a beginner or an advanced beginner. I’m working on my third romper. This time I’m keeping all the changes I made in mind, such as making the armholes smaller and the shoulder straps shorter. I’m also shortening the shorts a bit. I’ll post the finish product as soon as it’s finished.
Until then, happy sewing!