In the age of body positivity and Hot Girl Summers, why not invest in yourself with Mood’s latest pattern, the Roselle Romper? Super versatile, make it sweet with sheer voile and lace trim, glamorous with silk charmeuse, or ultra-cozy with bamboo jersey. For a major self-love moment, give the Roselle Romper a try!
Note: All seams are done using a French seam, besides the strap and attaching the lace.
Tip: If you are using a solid-colored fabric, place an X with pins on the right side of the fabric, so you won’t get confused later.
1. Print, tape, and cut out pattern.
2. Lay pattern onto fabric and clip notches where indicated on pattern.
3. Using a French seam, pin the short front together and stitch.
4. Next, pin the back pieces together and stitch.
5. Pin front and back together and stitch the side seam and crotch seam.
6. Do a rolled hem on the outer edges of your top bodice and stitch.
7. Fold the raw edge of the lace under, and pin to the front bodice. Edge stitch the lace down to the front bodice.
8. Fold the strap in half and stitch. Flip right side out and press. Tip: This fabric tends to fray super easily, so you may want to double stitch one end so it is easier to flip right side out.
9. Fold back bodice down ⅛’’, then ½’’ and stitch. Once stitched, place straps on the back bodice folding the raw edge under and stitch over the existing seam. Thread elastic through, keeping pins on both sides.
10. Pin the center front bodice together, matching notches, and stay stitch.
11. Pin the front bodice together and hand tack at three points.
12. Pin front and back at side seams.
13. Matching side seams, pin and stitch bodice to shorts.
14. Measure your waist with the elastic, adding a little stretch. Stretch and sew the elastic on the seam allowance.
15. Fold the top edge down on the front bodice and attach the strap to the front. Sew through all the layers. Make sure the strap isn’t twisted before you sew.
16. Fold the remaining lace over to the back, and hand tack on the side.
17. Do a rolled hem for the bottom of the shorts and press. Once pressed, pin lace to the hem, with raw edge folded under, and edge stitch.
18. All done! You are ready to rock your new romper!
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LOVE it! Defenitely going to make this. Even thinking of extending the legs a little to make a cute playsuit <3. I do however have trouble printing your patterns. Even though I made sure it's printing the right size without scaling, the lines on the pages never line up with eachother. Is this normal? What do I do?
Hi Gabriella! There is a small amount of paper left to help with matching up each pattern. If the problem persists, you can size up or down by percentage amounts from 100%, making sure that the Mood square on the first page measures 2 inches. 😀
@GABRIËLLA VAN NOOIJ The playsuit idea sounds so cute! For best printing results use Adobe Reader, choose 100% scale, and portrait mode. Overlap the margins to match the dashed guidelines and corner markings. If you are saying that the pattern size lines do not perfectly match up, that can happen sometimes if your printer is wiggly and shifts the paper.
Well, I already was using Adobe Reader, on 100% scale, in portrait mode. And matching up said margins and corner markings (which I think is great that you now add those). Still not matching right. The only explanation is then the wobbly printer I guess. The side markings also don’t print entirely but that’s due to the fact I use A4 (European here) which shouldn’t be distorting the whole thing. Oh well I’ll figure it out. Ain’t gonna stop me from using these gorgeous patterns ❤️Thanks for the help anyway. Keep up the good work! ❤️
@Gabriëlla Van Nooij, I also use A4 paper and Adobe . Even though I have this problem with the lines not aligning perfectly, it never caused too much of an issue when it came to sewing the actual garment. The wiggly printer and paper shifting is also a real issue but still manageable ! And the playsuit idea sounds great .
Love the mood-patterns, I’m trying to make this one.
Unfortunately some steps are quite hard to see on the pictures, due to them being white on white. (using the black one for the pictures would have been better for viewing & printing)
However, I hope to finish this soon and want to thank you for sharing this pattern!