I can’t get enough of this pattern!  When the May 2016 Burda Style issue arrived, I started on the romper (5/2016 #116) immediately!  It went together so quickly, and was very well drafted.  I did change some of the finishing details and construction steps on the top (more on that below), and omitted the pockets after deciding they weren’t worth the trouble.

First, I made a romper with contrasting trim, and then used the tank top pattern to up-cycle some printed tee shirts.  Some of the tees weren’t big enough, so I had to improvise.  For those that didn’t have enough between the top of the print and the shoulder seam, I just lengthened the joining band (that loops through the keyhole).  In the case of the Cookie Monster tee, it wasn’t wide enough.  For that one, I used some red power mesh and did a side insert.  Also, I thought Cookie Monster needed some bling, so I used my Bernina Crystalworks to layout some crystals for his sunglasses… now that is SWAG!!