I made this fun, red romper in 2020. I wore this romper today for Me Made May and for Mother’s day. I usually wear this romper with a t-shirt underneath. I used Simplicity 1355. 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 included in this pattern. There are two options for the top which is a V-neck in the front and a low crossover in the back. The other option is a scoop neck with a sliding tie. I’ve made both options and I think my favorite option is the V neck with the low crossover back. There are 3 options for the bottom- a maxi dress, shorts or pants. I’ve only made the shorts version, but I would like to make the maxi dress version in the future with the V neck for the top.
There were a few changes that I made to adjust it to my body. 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. Possibly, I could have sized down for the top. Also, one thing to note is that the cross over in the back is a bit deep as the pattern also states it’s a “low crossover”. So you will need to wear a bra that accommodates this so that your bra won’t show.
This is the 3rd romper I have made using this pattern. Here are the other two:
Overall, this is a great pattern for a beginner or an advanced beginner. It’s fun and easy to put together. The romper, jumper or maxi dress is perfect for Spring or Summer.