So I’ve sewn a sallie…

Pattern: Sallie Jumpsuit by Closet Case Files
Made Before? I tried…but that’s a story for a different blog post
Will Make Again? Yes
Adjustments: I followed the tutorial Heather Lou wrote on hacking the jumpsuit into a romper, and omitted the pockets because I felt they’d be too bulky.
Fabric: knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics, it has a bit of a spongey texture to it but I’m not sure of the composition
Inspiration: check out my pinterest board

While I will make this again, I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I think the shorts are pretty unflattering – that’s the widest part of my body anyway, and the combination of elastic waistband, bunching, and horizontal stripes only accentuates that. The fabric was a perfect choice though because it has enough structure and weight to not be clingy.


The pattern itself is well-written and instinctive. If Heather Lou could just make patterns for my whole wardrobe I’d die happy!

I added a pompom trim to the arm and leg holes, which I love. And I love that I can wear it with this vintage embroidered belt I inherited off my step-great-grandmother. So that’s a win.

The neckband isn’t perfect – I’m still trying to suss out how to get those v-neck bands snag-free. Any tips?


I did attempt pattern matching, and I feel like it was successful, at least across the front of the shorts. The only let-down is the CF seam where the waistband joins the shorts – that little slither of white annoys me, although a belt hides it. As for construction, I did this all on the overlocker, except for the pom pom trim which was sewn by hand.

Next time I make this, I’ll probably slice about 1.5cm off the neckline – I think it’d be a tad easier to get on and off if it was wider, and a touch more flattering.

What’s your favourite romper pattern? Any tips for inserting bands on v-necks? Let me know below.



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