Oh my word, I seriously couldn’t be happier with how this turned out! Let me start by saying, this was my first time sewing for myself in almost 8 months. In that time, I have sewing evening gowns for friends, I have mended or altered, and I have made things for my kids…but nothing for me! It’s crazy how when you stop sewing for a business, suddenly life starts to creep in and I found myself away from my studio for weeks at a time. I used to not understand when people would say they didn’t have time to sew. I thought they were crazy! You make time for what is important, right? Well, I get it now, and I am sorry. But it truly was time. I missed it so much! But what to sew? I wanted something I could wear easily this Summer…enter the Fenix Romper.
I had been sitting on this Cotton + Steel rayon fabric that I purchased in Nashville last Fall, and when I stumbled across this romper pattern I knew it would be the perfect match! The Fenix Romper did not disappoint. I had no idea it would be such an easy sew, which actually made it a super enjoyable first sew for myself with such a long break.
Some things I loved about the Fenix Romper:
- The pattern was super easy to assemble. As much as I love puzzle pieces, I don’t love spending my free time taping together pieces of paper. This one came together quickly, which was a huge bonus.
- There were not one million pattern pieces! I love it when I am only dealing with 4 or 5 pattern pieces, not 10 or more! Was a total bonus in my opinion!
- Fantastic, clear instructions. I was not second guessing what I was doing. Was clear and concise. I didn’t have to read through loads of words to get to get to the point, and I love that.
- Fabulous fit. Like for real. I had to scale between 3 sizes from my chest tp my hips, but the fit was still spot on. Love that!
- The facing. I know that sounds silly, but so many patterns come with this complicated facing. Lordy Lord, just make it easy already. And this one was.
- The inner leg seam of the romper. I love how loose and flowy it is, very boho.
- So may compliments. Like…so many. It may sound silly, but I forgot what it was like to wear clothing you made for yourself. I cannot count on one hand how many compliments I got while wearing this romper, including people who asked me where I bought it so that they could get one too. And this was all in under a 2 hour period! You guys, this is why we make our own clothing. The joy of making exactly what you want in fabric that you love that fits you perfectly. I mean, yessss!
- It has pockets. Nuff said.
- It took less than one day to make this from start to finish. I want to guess around 4 hours? That is pretty fantastic for women’s clothes.
Let’s just say that I love this pattern so much, I have already purchased more fabric so that I can make another Fenix romper to have in rotation for the Summer.
- A nice, clean facing finish