Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

New favorite romper! Simple strapless stripe

I am stoked about this romper!! I've made a few before, but never this simple, comfy, or easy to wear. The straplessness takes away the classic romper dilemma of "how do I get this on??" without lots of fastenings or a deep V in the front or back! It also made for super easy sewing. And the elastic at the waist and top make it SO comfy!! I used an organic rib knit provided by Organic Cotton Plus so it feels great, too!

My inspirations initially were these little things. I love the simple stripes.
1) LOFT 2) LOFT, out of stock 3) J.Crew Factory

I used this fine rib knit stripe from Organic Cotton Plus, a natural/charcoal stripe rather than black/white or black/navy.

I used Simplicity 1114, which I am prepared to argue is the easiest pattern ever. Seriously. Also, I skipped the pockets since I knew I was going to cut the shorts shorter than the pattern called for and I thought the pockets might show... so this little gem was 6 pieces plus the bias tape for the upper casing. I made it while husband slept the other Saturday morning. About an hour, maybe an hour and a half. (not counting cutting time). That includes the buttonholes I added for the drawstring! Which I think was a really great touch!

I am just in love with it!! I wore it as a swimsuit cover-up but I would also totally wear it out on its own or with a jean jacket to a farmers' market or other shopping or errands.

Seriously, I just want to wear it all the time! Even like around the house as summer loungewear! A one-piece outfit!

Pattern: Simplicity 1114

  • Made shorts several inches shorter
  • Did not add pockets
  • Added buttonholes and drawstring at waist

Thanks to Organic Cotton Plus for providing me the fabric for this romper!

If you're not into sewing this summer, shop these similar ones (and totes like my new essential straw carry-all!):

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