Hi again Mermaids! The Quinn patterns are the latests patterns to be featured in Flashback Friday! That means they are now available in A4 and A0 sizing, and it’s on sale for one day only! Woohoo!
To go along with that sale, I’ve FINALLY put together a pattern mash for you that I’ve been planning since last summer. I’m always browsing Pinterest for sewing inspiration, and there are loads of Quinn bodices on romper bottoms. So I decided to mash the Mama Quinn pattern with my favorite romper, the Mama Lily. Mama Lily was the first romper I ever made that was actually flattering on my body type, so it holds a special place in my heart 😉
We’ll get started with cutting out the new pattern pieces.
First, you’ll need to cut out both your Mama Quinn and Mama Lily front and back bodices, along with the Mama Quinn front facing. When you are tracing your Mama Quinn back bodice, make sure you are also tracing the line for the back bodice facing.
Next, lay your Mama Quinn front bodice out flat, with your Mama Lily bodice on top of it. You want to line them up along the center fold, and you want them to be level at the armscye height. For my particular size, the bodices weren’t exactly the same width, so that’s why I concentrated on the height of the armscye. See image below:
To make your new front bodice, you will trace the Mama Quinn neckline and armscye. At the end of the armscye, you will begin tracing along the Mama Quinn line and gradually grade out to meet the Mama Lily line. From there, you will continue to trace the Mama Lily line all the way down the rest of the side seam, the bottom of the bodice, and the center fold:
At this point, you can choose whether or not to add the darts from the Mama Lily pattern onto the new bodice front. I chose to add mine to give some shape to the bodice.
Next you will make your new bodice back. To do this, again lay your Mama Quinn back bodice piece out flat, with your Mama Lily back bodice piece on top of it. You will again line them up evenly along the center fold and level at the armscye:
To trace your new back bodice piece, begin tracing along the top of the Mama Quinn back bodice. When you reach the side seam, you will once again begin tracing along the Mama Quinn side seam line, and gradually grade in to the Mama Lily side seam. Then you will continue following the Mama Lily side seam and along the bottom of the bodice and center fold. (Don’t forget to trace your back facing line as well!) See image below:
I make all of my height adjustments to my pattern pieces once I have the new ones cut out. You will also need to cut out your choice of either the pants or shorts romper from Mama Lily (you could also do the Mama Lily skirt if you wanted a skirt with a waist seam!).
Now that you have your new pieces, it’s time for the best part, the actual sewing!
Once you have your new pieces, the construction is quite simple! First, you will follow the directions in the Mama Lily pattern to stitch the darts onto the front bodice if you chose to add those. From there, you will follow the directions for the Mama Quinn until you reach the hemming step. Follow the directions for the Mama Lily pants or shorts (or even skirt!), and for attaching the romper bottoms to the bodice. And, voila! You have turned your Mama Quinn pattern into a romper, just like you see all over Pinterest! Want some inspiration? Here is my shorts version, perfect for running after my kiddos on a hot day in the South!
But since I’m always thinking (or dreaming?) of fall and cooler temperatures, I wanted to make something that would transition seamlessly into cooler weather. Enter the Mama Quinn pants romper! Apologies in advance for photo overload, this is definitely a new favorite!
I can’t wait to see what you’ve created! Be sure to share with us over in the Facebook group! Happy sewing!