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DIY NASTY GAL INSPIRED ROMPER | pacifically

November 19, 2019


The things that you will need for this project
are 2 ½ yards of fabric, or two large nightgowns like I used, an eyelet kit, elastic, and basic
sewing supplies. Start out by making your pattern. I made the shorts part of the romper
first by tracing a pair of shorts that fit me well onto a piece of paper. I folded them
in half first and then traced around all of the sides including the waistband. Once that was done I added seam allowance on all of the sides except for the side seams of the
shorts because I planned to cut my pieces on fold. Now onto the pattern for the top. I traced the shape of a shirt that was made from a material with a similar stretch pattern
as the fabric I was going to use to make my romper. I also made sure that the neck on that top
was big enough for me to comfortably put on and off. This was so that I didn’t have
to add a zipper to my romper and would be able to put in on and off comfortably. Once
the outline of the shirt was done I added seam allowance to all sides and then cut it
out. Then I drew a line down the middle of the top and a line across the top at the lowest
point I wanted my neck to be. Like I mentioned before just make sure your neck is big enough
for you to be able to fit through unless you intend on attaching a zipper to the romper.
Then I started drawing the curvy neckline based on the romper from Nasty Gal that I
was trying to replicate. Once it looked how I wanted I folded the pattern in half and
cut it out. You don’t need to add seam allowance to the neck because we are going to sew very close to it. For the sleeve pattern I first traced the armpit hole of the top pattern of the romper onto a piece of paper. Then I aligned the sleeve of a cardigan with the
armpit hole I just drew and traced the edges to get the length I needed and to get the
minimum width that my sleeves had to be for them to be comfortable. Because I wanted them
to flare out towards my hands I altered the pattern to make it point out towards the sides.
And then once I was happy with it I just added seam allowance on all sides and cut it out. Once all the patterns are done it’s time to cut your pieces out I cut out two front top pieces, two back top
pieces, four shorts pieces cut on fold, and four sleeve pieces. Since I was using premade
garments I had to arrange the patterns to fit them perfectly on the nightgown and ended
up with some embroidery on one of my sleeves. Once all the patterns are done its time to
move on to the actual sewing. I started off with the shorts by facing two of the pieces
right sides together and sewing down the curvy sides. Once that’s done open it up and it
starts to actually resemble a pair of shorts and you can sew together the crotch pieces
to finish it off. Repeat these steps on the other two shorts pieces. Once both are done
put the pieces inside of each other. Both of the sides where the seams are visible should
be facing each other and be out of view. And then sew them together at the top. At this point you can hem the shorts but I wanted them to fray at the bottom eventually so I
just sewed a straight line about ½ an inch from the bottom connecting both the inside
and outer layer of the shorts together. For the sleeves, face two of the pieces right
sides together and sew down both of the long sides. Once those are done flip it right sides
out and then you can just hem the bottom. I hemmed mine by folding it in approximately ¼ inch twice
and topstitching it in place. Do this for the other sleeve pieces and now the sleeves
are done! For the top portion of the romper first face one of the front top pieces right
sides in with one of the back top pieces and sew the shoulders together. Do this for the
other two top pieces as well and then once both are done face the pieces right sides
in and sew together the entire neckline. When working on the curvy part be extra careful
and try to sew slower and closer to the edge of the fabric so that the shape of the neck
stays about the same shape. Once everything is sewn down flip it right sides out and top
stitch the neckline to keep it in place. Then once that’s complete sew together the sides
of the top making sure that the seams will stay hidden. Then once the side seams are
all sewn together just flip it inside out and the top is done. Next place the shorts
inside the top of the romper right sides facing in and sew two lines down the bottom. A solid line farther from the bottom, and a line closer to the edge will a small hole in it. This
is to create an elastic casing. The line will be farther apart depending on the size of
your elastic but if you want to use a bigger elastic then make sure you add more room at
the top of your patterns. Next just measure out a piece of elastic, secure a safety pin on
the end of it, thread it through the tube we just made and sew the ends of the elastic together. Once the elastic is in the tube sew it shut and I also stiched the tube down towards my romper
so that it won’t shift when I’m wearing it. Then just sew on the sleeves and the base
of the romper is done! To make the crossover part you will need two long strips of fabric or ribbon. I cut out two long strips of 1 inch width fabric , serged the sides, and
then flipped it over to make mine but you can also just use ribbon. And then you will need an eyelet kit I highly recommend that you test out using
this kit before you actually do it on your garment because you do not want all of your
hard work to go to waste. So basically you need to mark off where you want your eylets
to be, cut a hole in the center to insert the longer piece of the eyelet in, put the
smaller piece of the eyelet on top of that, put it in the little ring that should come
with your kit, and then hammer it down until all the prongs are completely flattened. I hammered
my eyelets on both sides to make it completely secure. Do this to all of the eyelets and
then just figure out where you want the strings to be and sew them down to the bottom of the
neckline. Once those are sewn in place, just string up your romper and you are done! I
hope that you guys like this video and if you have any questions or requests for future
tutorials just ask them down below. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe and
I’ll see you next time. Bye. ~

46 Comments

  • Reply Yer Vang February 8, 2016 at 2:35 am

    This is extremely gorgeous

  • Reply RK Labrador February 8, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Wow!

  • Reply Oaishe February 8, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Yayy new sewing tutorial! I love this 💗

  • Reply nneka_ February 8, 2016 at 3:14 am

    this is amazing

  • Reply Danish February 8, 2016 at 3:31 am

    okey, like. what the even. I could safely say this is the most gorgeous DIY I've seen! I thought this was a lookbook. lol. Missed the DIY part. MIND BLOWN!

  • Reply samantha umi February 8, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Yesss!! I love you. This is great.

  • Reply Michelle Ho February 8, 2016 at 4:45 am

    the romper is soo cute. I absolutely love your shoes by the way. I have a similar pair in mustard.. but now i'm considering buying a black pair too!😅💞

  • Reply ThatTommyGirl February 8, 2016 at 4:54 am

    all I can say is wow!

  • Reply ugly dumpling February 8, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Such a cute romper! and I loved the intro, good work :))

  • Reply Jacqueline Le February 8, 2016 at 7:29 am

    The floral detail on the sleeve was a nice touch!! Great job 🙂

  • Reply Mamá Pug February 8, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Me encanta !!!!!!

  • Reply Ostsee89 February 8, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Wow, this is awesome! Would this also work with just one layer of fabric?

  • Reply Live, Love & Learn Naturally February 8, 2016 at 10:23 am

    This is so cute. And Love the fact you used pre made garments. The embroidery was cute xx

  • Reply mellowmafia February 8, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Wow! That is absolutely brilliant! 😮 The romper is super cute, I didn't realise it was diy when I was watching the intro, so good! Thank you for sharing, this was lovely. I hope you're having a nice day .xx

  • Reply Martina M. February 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Very nice! 🙂 🙂

  • Reply lilly121127 February 8, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I love your sewing tutorials! You are absolutely stunning btw!

  • Reply Hedda Skorpen Andersen February 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    love this DIY! Definitely going to look for pretty embroieded clothes at the thrift store from now on 🙂 xx

  • Reply Shivangi Singh February 8, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    this is super duper cute 😍

  • Reply n o February 8, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Woah super cute, definitely gonna try this! 😍

  • Reply Lize Prins February 8, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Woa gorgeous. You are soo talented!! 💜

  • Reply BELLA DUPUIS February 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I love nasty gal, so creative 💘

  • Reply Sage Thorneburg February 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    I MISSED YOUR VIDEOS AHH THIS IS SO LOVELY

  • Reply Kathy P February 8, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    So so so pretty!!! Loved it

  • Reply annaelle February 9, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    this turned out gorgeous!! man if I only I knew how to see and if it was warmer here!

  • Reply camilla grace February 9, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    what editing software do you use?

  • Reply Nikki Harris February 10, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Project Runway just called. They NEED you ASAP!

  • Reply Kacey Tay February 10, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Your so talented and this romper was AMAZING I WANT IT😻! Your so gorgeous and I just started watching your videos! And have just subbed! Can't wait to see more! X ❤️😊

  • Reply Koke Alarcón February 10, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks 4 used my song with tonton :D!! great video 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Brett February 29, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    sooo good.

  • Reply Candace March 16, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    DAMN GIRL! IMPRESSED!

  • Reply shyanne brady March 22, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    SO HELPFUL ♡♡♡

  • Reply Emily Whipple March 24, 2016 at 5:04 am

    I wish I was this talented with sewing! You do such a good job!!

  • Reply Kailyn P March 25, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    oh my god I love this so much!! if I had the skills to make something like this, I so would! I'd definitely buy this from you!

  • Reply flanmaryj April 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    You're absolutely FABULOUS! I LOVE the way you demo your pattern making, especially adding the seam allowance! I love the idea of reusing fabric for making new clothes! Older garments contain such better quality fabrics! That's the prettiest romper design I've seen! I hate spaghetti straps without covering because summer nights in the Midwest are often cold. I wonder if you could make the top part into a summer jacket to wear over open shoulders? Your demo of the eyelet kit was superbly simple! The speed of the edited video was just right! I'm a teacher with ADD who's a very intelligent, fast visual learner that wants to build my own wardrobe! I have many pieces with which to work and a few very nice thrift stores in nice neighborhoods! You Rock! I'm a new subbie from the first video! THANKS SO MUCH!

  • Reply noir cour April 20, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I love this so much I'll definitely try this! And you look so pretty! 💖✨

  • Reply Veronica Bourbeau April 20, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    I love you! I looovve this tutorial too! So helpful💕

  • Reply Teresa Vu April 26, 2016 at 11:25 am

    ahhhhhh love this romper!

  • Reply jasmeen sandhu July 6, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    This is gorgeous and where did u get the shorts u traced in the beginning they look so cute

  • Reply chynatheching November 26, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    It's gorgeous damn. Will definitely do this if I have the time 💞

  • Reply Melody Lor January 12, 2017 at 5:08 am

    It so cool how u made it

  • Reply Jennifer Skaggs April 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    You're awesome!!

  • Reply Sunflower Love May 7, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Very beautiful❤️❤️… could you do a cowl neck romper next?

  • Reply Sunflower Love May 7, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Also, could you do this with Satin Fabric?

  • Reply Angélica María Aguilera June 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    This is so beautiful!! Great work 😍

  • Reply Kai Lai July 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    love this romper
    !!

  • Reply xxRaexx July 11, 2018 at 3:51 am

    This will be a good asmr channel her voice is really sweet

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