Paul and I have been joking about making him a male romper for a while now. When I saw this fabric on Drapers Instagram I offered to make him a fun outfit for the summer festival season. The fabric is a lovely lightweight cotton perfect for summer.
I decided that a two piece set was much more practical for a number of reasons. Including sewing, going to the bathroom and that both garments can be worn as individual pieces.
I ordered 2.5 meters of 145-centimetre wide fabric knowing that I would make a short sleeve shirt and shorts. Drapers don’t have this fabric in stock anymore but they have lots of lovely fabrics listed on their website.
I used McCall’s 6044 which I used previously used to make his button-down shirt blogged here. I shortened the sleeves 1 inch from the short sleeve template and shortened the hem by 3 inches.
To make the shorts I used the Hudson pants pattern and shortened the length of the hem. I cut a size larger than Paul’s regular Hudson pant size as this pattern is designed for knit fabrics with considerable stretch. This pattern is really quick to make and is great as a short pattern. Next time I will make the pockets a bit deeper.
To strengthen the seams I topstitched all the seam allowances down. I also added bartacks to the insection point of the pocket and the side of the pants.
This was a fun outfit to make and I love how Paul looks in it. He said it’s the best thing I’ve ever made him and he has received lots of compliments. I’m planning to make a few more sets for him to wear over the summer. We just need to find the right fabrics!
Check out this video. It reflects Paul’s excitement for his new outfit.
Let me know what you think of this Twopiecesetacular. Should I make Paul the romper of his dreams?
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I love this! Paul is so super stylish.
The fabric is what makes this outfit! Perfection.