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Romper with Design Variations | 360-Degree View

Threads #204, Aug./Sep. 2019

With the Named Clothing Anni Building Block Pattern, enjoy a pattern developed to create multiple variations of a jumpsuit, romper, or dress. The design includes a bodice with three necklines and three sleeve types. Below the waistline, complete your garment with straight-leg trousers, shorts with a hem flounce, or a princess-seamed pencil skirt. The neckline choices are jewel, V shape, and jewel with an inset keyhole into the V shape, an effect that resembles a spread collar. Sleeve options include an off-the-shoulder gathered ruffle that runs into the front and back bodice princess seams; short sleeve; and long sleeve, with a cuff flounce. The building-block approach enables sewers to choose alternative looks, and the pattern company mentions 36 possible variations. These patterns are well drafted with matching notches and seamlines. Use medium-weight woven fabrics with drape, such as washed silk, crepe de Chine, and faille.
(Sized 0–18 [European 32–50] for busts 30–45.75 in. and hips 33–48.75 in.)
—Tested for Threads #204 (Aug./Sept. 2019) Pattern Review department by Donna Sikyta, Blacklick, Ohio

As shown, the design was sewn using the pattern options for the jewel neckline, long sleeve with a cuff flounce, and shorts with a hem flounce. The fabric is stretch cotton sateen from MoodFabrics.com. If you wish for softer cuff and shorts hem flounces, select a fabric with more drape, as the cotton sateen created wide, stiff flounces.

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