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Pattern Hack: The Martini Top + Greenpoint Shorts = Romper

Posted by Betsy C on

Do you want to learn how to do the most fabulous hack with two of SBCC's most versatile patterns? You don't want to miss this one! 

Turning your Martini top into a romper or jumpsuit with the help of the Greenpoint shorts and pants is a super simple project with only a couple of extra steps. Here's how you do it: 

1) If you are using the XXS-XL range of the Greenpoint shorts/pants you will need to add 5/8" (1.5cm) to the waist, blending to zero at the hip/leg opening. 

Shift the pocket notches over 5/8" (1.5cm)

2) If you are using the L-4X range of the Greenpoint shorts/pants you will need to reduce the front waist 7/8" (2.2cm). Blend to zero at the hip/leg opening.

Shift the pocket notches in 7/8 (2.2cm)

3) Assemble the Greenpoint shorts or pants, following the directions until you get to the waistband. Stop here. 

4) Using the horizontal cut line for the "Dress view", Take the back of the Martini t-shirt or the tank top and make it a full piece. 

5) Draw a line from the neck point diagonally across the back to the opposite side hem 3/8" (1cm) away from the side seam.  Cut along this diagonal line for your new back piece. 

6) You will need to cut additional trim length for the revised neckline. Here is the exact length needed for each size: 

From this point, it's only a change of sewing order operations from the Martini. 

7) With right sides together, sew the front and back shoulder seams. Turn right side out.

8) Apply neckline trim from the back edge, around the front neck, then around to the opposite side back edge using the same technique as shown in the Martini sewing directions.

9) If you are making the tank view, apply the armhole trim.

10) If you are making the t view, follow the steps for inserting the sleeve.

11) With right sides together, sew the front and back side seams together. 

12) Overlap the back panels so the back edges touch the side seams. Baste in place.

13) From here you can follow the Martini directions for joining the shorts to the waistband and the top to the waistband. 

What do you think? Are you ready for this hack? 

Get your copy of the Martini Dress, Tank and Tee here

Get your copy of the Greenpoint pants and shorts here

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  • I’m so excited about this! I already have both patterns. It’s so hard to find petite friendly rompers. Excited to make one in a dressier knit for work. Thank you!

    Holly on

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