Rompers just scream summer to me! My girl is usually all about dresses, but when we’re outside a lot at the playgrounds or running around town, a romper gets my vote for her to wear. It helps to keep her covered while she’s on the slide, or getting in and out of the car. I’m always looking for a fun woven pattern too, and the Leilani from Peach Patterns fits the bill.
I used this new gorgeous rayon challis print from Raspberry Creek Fabrics for this one. I really like their rayon challis base that they print on. It’s not too light that it’s see through but still has good drape, and it’s also really easy to work with. Some of the other rayon challis fabrics that I’ve worked with can move around really easily making it hard to cut out the pattern without having the fabric all wonky. I’ve never had this issue with their rayon challis CLUB prints.
The Leilani has the option of having pockets or having a flounce too. The ties at the shoulders make it easy to get on and off for restroom breaks. The only issue is that she can’t tie them back by herself, so she still needs a little help there. The waist has elastic in a casing (which was part of the seam, instead of a separate piece) to keep it up around the waist. If you’re looking for a quick and easy woven romper pattern, the Leilani is perfect!