You may have noticed that rompers and jumpsuits are very popular at the moment. I even have some jumpsuit patterns in stash for myself! However, I thought it might be a good idea to sew one for Clare before I embarked on one for myself. She chose the short version of New Look 6389.
This is actually view D without the leg tabs but with the ruffle from view C. The description from the website: girls’ pattern includes pull on jumpsuit, romper, short dress and high low dress each with elastic waist. jumpsuit and short dress have halter neckline, romper has straps with bows, and high low dress has thick straps.
This was really easy to sew. Shorts joined to a top really, with elastic in a waist casing formed from the seam allowance where the top and shorts join, and elastic in a casing around the top. The shoulder straps are tied for some extra security, and the ruffle has a narrow hem. I sewed size 10.
The fabric is a printed viscose woven from Darn Cheap Fabrics, and it is a perfect choice for this style. Soft comfortable drape, yet easy to sew, and easy to wear. The downside of viscose and rayon is that it needs ironing, but since I always have the ironing board and iron set up that really isn’t the end of the world.
The front and back are quite similar, to the extent that I had to include a label in the back so that Clare could tell which was which. I think that the shoulder straps should have been positioned a little further out, and might (or might not) go back and alter that.
Otherwise, this garment was definitely a win. It’s been worn quite a lot, which is great.