It’s a wrap yahl! My favourite wrap patterns list just got longer! I am delighted to share with you the new Romy Wrap Top & Dress pattern by Pattern Scout, a fairly new pattern company who once again did not disappoint! I first tried them when I made my Hana Tank to take on my Panama trip and everything went so well, I ended up purchasing the Fern next. Then lo and behold, the lovely owner Casey posted a testing call for the fabulous Romy, a call I answered within the second, I swear! I just could not resist this one!
The Romy is a blousey wrap design with elegant button closures. There are two versions; a peplum top and a knee length high low dress. Gorgeous pleat details are showcased throughout the pattern; on the sleeves, back bodice and front bodice. The ¾ sleeves are gathered at the sleeve cap and close with a continuous lap, cuff and buttons. The yoke which joins the back and front is constructed in such a clever way and the inside is just as beautiful as the outside. Romy sports very clean insides on a whole with the use of flat felled and french seams.
For my top version, I made only two adjustments. I shortened the sleeves by 1.5″ and I made a ½” sway back adjustment. What I loved in relation to sizing was the fact that cup size options are included. Romy comes in US sizes 0-30 with B,C and D cup options. I made size 14C, the same as my Hana tank; applause for size consistency! The fit is absolutely perfect and I wouldn’t change anything. The length is perfect to pair with high waisted jeans and the slight flare of the peplum accentuates the hips.
My animal print fabric is actually cotton but is lighter and has more drape than any other 100% cotton I’ve ever used. There are actual metallic bits throughout the print that glisten in the sun beautifully! I’ve been hoarding this fabric for a while and knew it was the one as soon as I tried on my muslin! I used tiny rounded gold buttons on my cuffs and to close my wrap on the side. There is also a button on the inside to close the underside of the wrap.
The way the yoke is constructed totally caught me off guard (in a good way). It is an alternative to the burrito method and creates a perfectly clean and neat finish on the inside with topstitching on the outside. If you want a closer look, I shared an overview of the yoke construction in my Youtube video. I was super proud of myself for nailing this yoke, especially the topstitching! This pattern had a lot of firsts for me and I am super proud of my make overall. Everything is so neat and clean and as a neat freak, this was so satisfying to sew!
I am in love with my new animal print peplum top! The pleats add some nice detail and texture while the sleeve gathers create a romantic silhouette. I think with all these fancy seam finishes that this top should last a really long time. The little gold buttons add something as well. I should also mention that the pattern instructions suggest adding a snap to close the wrap to avoid it opening and exposing the boobage; I definitely needed the snap so I was happy there was a marking for the suggested snap placement.
Lucky for you, if you like this pattern as much as I do, it is on sale for launch week, no code needed! So now is your chance to grab the Romy before it goes back to regular price. Also, you know my name would not be Keira if I didn’t also try the dress version. I already picked out a fabulous snake print satin. One last quick side note – there may be a giveaway when I post my dress! Stay tuned!