South Shore Romper & Wrap Skirt Pattern MashUp

South Shore Romper & Wrap Skirt Pattern MashUp

I’m not really much into rompers, but after seeing all of the lovely South Shore Rompers in the Ellie and Mac FB group, I had to get this pattern.  I decided, though, that I want to add a skirt to it because I saw something similar at the store a few months ago and was so disappointed when I tried it on.  It was a definite no go.  For my make, I modified the wrap skirt and added it to the shorts version.
Hi there, everyone!  Kim here from Nini and Ash! 


I’m not really much into rompers, but after seeing all of the lovely South Shore Rompers in the Ellie and Mac FB group, I had to get this pattern.  I decided, though, that I want to add a skirt to it because I saw something similar at the store a few months ago and was so disappointed when I tried it on.  It was a definite no go.  For my make, I modified the wrap skirt and added it to the shorts version. *Disclaimer:  I received both patterns free of charge as part of the testing process, but the opinions expressed in this blog are expressly my own.* 


The first thing I had to do was figure out how much to add/remove on the torso of the South Shore bodice.  Turns out, my bodice measures 1 ¾” longer than the pattern is drafted for, BUT I also need to shorten the bottoms by ½” to account for my height.  I added the length to the bodice and took 2 ¼” from the bottoms to account for both the added bodice length and the original ½” I had to shorten.  


We have a new fabric store that opened here called the OKC Fabric Market, and I found this beautiful lace there that I snatched up for another project.  BUT, well, here we are, and it’s now part of my new outfit!  What can I say?  Sometimes, a fabric just tells me it needs to be something else.

For the skirt, I cut the back piece as drafted and two of piece front A (mirrored).  I didn’t add anything to the width, and in hindsight, I would probably add a couple of inches if I were to make another one like this.  I also added the height of the ruffle to the skirt pieces since I wasn’t using the ruffle for this outfit.


I put the bodice together, but I didn’t gather the sides to give myself a little more coverage in the front.  I then sewed the skirt pieces together to make one continuous piece and pinned it to the bodice, overlapping the front by 1”.  I basted that together and attached the shorts to the bodice according to the instructions.  I left the bottom of the shorts unhemmed to give it a little more flow.

All that was left was tying on the sash and done!  I do love that I also have the option of going without the sash if I want! 

I love how easy it is to modify any of Lindsey's patterns to fit my body, and this mash-up was so easy to accomplish!  If you want to take a look at either of these patterns, you can find the South Shore Romper here:  South Shore Romper and the Wrap Skirt here: Wrap Skirt. *Links contained here are affiliate links, and I do receive a small commission from any purchases made using these links.*


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Thanks so much for reading along!

Blessings and Happy Sewing,
Kim

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