It’s still a release week over at Patterns for Pirates and I’m sharing another version of the Runabout Romper that I created during testing.  You can see the shorts/tank romper that I shared earlier on this post.  This time around, I’m showcasing the super comfy, super adorable dress that I made!

While it carries the name of “Runabout Romper”, the pattern itself is packed full of a ton of options — included dress lengths!  There is a super subtle high-low curved hem to the knee length skirt and it’s just perfect.  Short enough to feel flirty, long enough that it’s appropriate for work and other occasions.

You’ll probably hear me say it a thousand times, but a dolman sleeve like this one is super quick to sew up AND it’s awesome for beginner sewists.  Without the need for fitting sleeves into armscyes and easing things into one another — dolman style sleeves are much easier.  And it’s so cute on this bodice piece because the “blousy” fit goes perfectly with the sleeve style.  It’s a match made in style heaven!

The Runabout Romper’s waistband makes this for an easy fit style as well.  It’s a true waistband piece, with an elastic encased inside of it.  It is drafted to sit at your natural waist (your slimmest point) so it provides for a pretty flattering silhouette as well.  Plus, if you’re feeling saucy, you’re able to use that waistband as an accent color/fabric and jazz up your sewing even more!

We create a “roundup” post on the P4P blog with every new release, which gives more information about the pattern options, best fabrics to use, etc.  There are also a ton of tester images, so you can see how people have styled this pattern — and how it fits on multiple body types.  You’d probably benefit from checking it out and doing some light reading!


Patterns: Runabout Romper by Patterns for Pirates

Fabric: Rayon/Spandex blend knit from JoAnn Fabrics (clearance)