Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pattern Review - Bubble Romper by Whimsy Couture

If you are looking for a super cute and super quick summer outfit to make, the Shirred Bubble Romper from Whimsy Couture is it! I was restless the other night and not ready for bed, so decided to give this a try. It went from a thought in my head to finished in just a couple of hours and I'm tickled with the adorable results!
  
The pattern, by name, does require shirring. I tried a new elastic thread recommended by and purchased  from Pink Fig and I must say, I am sold! Much better shirring results! The brand is Stretch-Rite and it's what I'll be using from now on!
I didn't even have to steam it to get it to gather like this!

The pattern also includes instructions for making fabric flowers like the one I attached to the front. The darling gingham button is from Riley Blake Designs.

I used a printed satin ribbon for the ties and love the sweetness it adds! The pattern instructions include other options also.

Whimsy Couture patterns were some of the first PDF patterns I ever used. Her selection continues to grow and she is a super nice person, always eager to help when needed! I have many of her patterns in my collection and will most definitely be making this sweet romper again....probably very soon! :)

Summer sewing is on!

Pattern: Shirred Bubble Romper by Whimsy Couture
Fabric: Main Mushroom Print/Micheal Miller, Pink Pin Dot/random cotton
Other Materials: Printed Satin Ribbon tie, Gingham Button from Riley Blake Designs

6 comments:

Christie said...

Aww that is such a sweet little romper! Summer sewing is so fun!

Pam said...

So cute, Kristy!!!

Amy said...

This is darling and I love the little flower!

Mrs. D said...

That is adorable! I am certainly not ready for shirring yet - but I do love it!

Whimsy Couture Sewing Blog said...

Thank you so very much for this lovely review, Kristy! I love your romper!!

sewVery said...

I have admired this print for some time now. I really need to buy a yard or two!
BTW, when you say you got much better results with the Stretch-Rite elastic thread, exactly what was better? Did it draw up more when you wet it because I've some trouble with that using the Dritz brand.

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