Ohhh Lulu Emma Romper

July 31, 2015

If you've read before you probably already know I'm a bit of a fan of Sarah from Ohhh Lulu.  A few weeks ago she released a whole bunch of new patterns and I fell in love.

I was head over heels for most of them but especially her Emma Romper, after all we do share a name!  Feminine, relaxed, comfortable are all words I'd use to  describe this pattern.  I'm pleased to report it was a fairly simple pattern to construct (only four pieces to cut out) and it came together pretty quickly.

Emma Romper

I used a stretch crepe I had in my stash to make a muslin from before cutting into this fabric to make another version.  I really love this feel of this fabric, the softness of the crepe is wonderful against your skin.  The pattern does recommend non stretch fabrics to be cut on the bias, but from my experience I prefer undergarments with more stretch rather than less :).

Emma Romper

I cut a medium in the bust and graded to an XL for the hips as per my measurements.  For the next one I intend to only grade to a large as well as alter the pattern slightly to give a little more coverage on the top of the legs, that is purely due to personal preference though.

Emma Romper

The finishing tips Sarah provides in this blog post are wonderful.  I didn't use french seams to construct my garment, or add the gathering to the waist, but it really is worth a read before you get stuck into making your romper.  

Emma Romper

I'm really happy with how this one turned out, especially the little details the lace, fold over elastic and straps add.  I LOVE this strapping, I purchased it from Susan at Measure Twice Cut Once, I really can't recommend her enough :).

I think this romper might be my new favourite pattern, at least till I find another one I love just as much :)

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.

Do you always use the fabrics the pattern recommends or do you use others too?