I’m sure you’ve all seen Megan’s amazing “Vegas Dress” (Sierra/Wiggle Mash), and you’ve probably seen the Sierra walk-thru romper hack! We are loving these bonus hacks for Sierra & Women’s Sierra. Both hacks are very easy, but with stunning results!
For the Sierra/Wiggle mash, you will need a copy of the Wiggle Dress from Patterns for Pirates (p.s. right now is an amazing time to grab the pattern while P4P is doing a little celebrating 😉 ). We didn’t try it with the P4P Pencil Skirt; you may be able to create a similar look using that pattern, although it may require some modifications.
For Megan’s version, you’ll cut your wiggle pattern at the “crop” cut line, and at the “above knee” cut line. Repeat this step for both front and back pieces. Of course, you can create different looks by using any hem length you would like!
After you’ve cut your two Wiggle skirt pieces, you’ll sew up the skirt side seams with right sides together. From there, you’ll continue with step 13 (attaching bottom to waistband) in the Sierra tutorial!
The walk-thru romper hack is so trendy and fun for both girls and women, and it’s almost as easy as the Wiggle mash!! No extra patterns are required, but you will need to cut romper bottom pieces AND skirt pieces. For the romper bottom pieces, you will cut per the Sierra tutorial. The skirt pieces will be cut a bit differently. *I recommend cutting your skirt pieces first, then romper bottom pieces, and then finally your bodice, waistband, and optional sleeve pieces. You won’t need to make any changes to the waistband, bodice, or sleeve pieces. *
Cut one back skirt piece per the pattern tutorial. For the front skirt, you will cut two mirror images instead of one skirt on the fold. Cut (or fold back) your front skirt paper pattern piece 2″ along the fold line (use 2″ if leaving unhemmed, or 1.5″ if hemming). Next, you will want to smooth out the curve of the skirt piece (shown below in yellow). Make sure you do not alter the side seam, or your skirt pieces will not match up. *If you don’t want to cut your paper pattern piece, you can always smooth out the curve on your actual fabric pieces instead.*
Cut two mirror images.
After all of your pieces are cut out, you will construct your bodice and waistband per the Sierra tutorial. Construct your romper bottoms per the tutorial, and then sew up the side seams of your skirt pieces. If you are hemming your skirt piece, you will want to do that now before attaching.
To attach your skirt, you will want to pin or clip your skirt side seams to the romper bottom side seams (with wrong side of skirt to right side of romper bottoms). After you’ve clipped the side seams together, you’ll pin/clip your front skirt edges 2″ from the front romper bottom center seam. Make sure that you measure this accurately, because it’s VERY noticeable if your center seam is not exactly in the middle of your skirt opening. You can baste the top, raw edges of your skirt and romper bottoms together if you’d like, and then attach to the waistband per step 13 in the Sierra tutorial!
Can you tell Megan’s daughter and I are both big fans of the walk-thru?! I love the added drama! My little one loved hers too – she told me her bishop sleeve walk-thru was her Queen Elsa dress 🙂
Need a little extra support for the walk-thru romper? I’m sewing one up later this week during Day 4 and Day 5 of our SAL! Want to check out the other Sierra hacks? Head over here!
If you have questions about printing, putting your pattern together, or cutting your fabric, you are always welcome to post in our SAL group so we can help you! Be sure to check in each day during the SAL, and look for daily posts to enter our giveaways. We can’t wait to see what you create this week!