This is a bit of a belated post as I made these rompers about 9 months ago. Part of the delay was because one of them was a gift and I couldn’t spoil it. Then of course life happens and the photos somehow end up waaaaay back in the archives. Well its almost valentines day and I’m bringing them out of the dark because this is a fun little project to sew up for yourself or a friend if you want something sexy yet practical to sleep in! – p.s. if you are offended by butt cheeks read no further 😉
The pattern is the Evelyn Wrap Romper by Oh Lu Lu. I just love the retro, mock-wrap aspect of this little sleep romper. I wanted to make one for my cousins bachelorette gift, but of course I had to test it out on myself first. Mostly because I wanted to make some adjustments (more on that later) but also because if you are going to make one, why not make two!? I LOVE this pattern as a gift sew because what gal doesn’t love cute/sexy pjs and with the elastic waist the sizing is a little more forgiving if you are having to guess. Also its PERFECT for lingerie showers! Note that the Emma romper would also be a great choice for this purpose.
Both fabrics came from my stash, including the lace appliqué on Tess’s romper. I believe they were all free-bees as well. Definitely my fabric was. If you look closely, you can see that my fabric has a bit of a red tinge to it…. well I pre-washed them together and there was a little color bleeding (oops) but the print is busy enough I don’t think it matters. I knew I wanted to make some sort of pjs from this print from the moment I got it. Something about it just screams “fancy vintage pjs” to me. The red is a silk georgette. I thought it might be a little see-through so I decided to have some fun and do an appliqué over the ta-ta area. This lace came from a small scrap I snagged from an internship. I came away with a lot of those sample cards designers get from fabric mills when they are planning their new collections. Turns out they are perfect for projects like this (makes me feel less crazy for keeping them!) The bias tape for both I made with some black georgette I had in my stash as well. I LOVE the way Tess’s turned out with the appliqués.. I think she did to!
I did make a few adjustments to the pattern. I wanted to experiment with a lower back so I scooped out the back a little, which made me have to make the straps a little longer. I like the way it looks, but when I make it again I think I will leave it the original way. It just feels a little too…exposed. And like there could be a wardrobe malfunction at any second. (not that my husband would mind)
From what I remember (like I said it’s been a while) I also took it in a bit on the sides, as there was a lot of gaping for me.
As I said, over all I love this pattern and will definitely make more. If not for myself its a good go-to for gifting. I also love the cheeky aspect of it that adds a little sexiness to an otherwise simple pattern. If you aren’t comfortable with cheek exposure, you could always lengthen the legs a little without too much difficulty. I actually think this could be cool as a full-pant sleep suit as well!
SKIP TO THE END?
Pattern: Evelyn Romper by Oh Lu Lu
Fabric: Red: Georgette from stash / Black: Poly Charmeuse from stash
Notions: Elastic for waistband
Adjustments: Scoop back, taken in at sides
Finishes: French seams
Time: 2-3 hours
Sew it again? Yes! It’s a great make for gifts!