So Jess Sew - George and Ginger Romy Set

The George and Ginger Romy Set! This is a fun pattern, it's really like 4 patterns in one. The tank part has options for slim or flowy fit, plus either shirt length or dress length. And the bolero can be a gathered below the bust option or a straight over the bust option. In the pictures above, I made the flowy tank at shirt length and the gathered bolero, unlined, with long sleeves.
The fabric for the tank is one of my favorites from Knitpop. It's DBP (double brushed polyester) and I've made a dress, headband, scrunchies, this tank, plus a shirt for my Mother-in-Law. It's all gone now :(.  I actually didn't have quite enough for the back of the tank, so I color blocked with some fun lace I picked up at Walmart.

This is actually only my second V-neck shirt (read: I've been avoiding them!). Well, good thing instructions for G+G patterns are so good. I will say the only thing that the instructions didn't mention, that I did, was to baste the 'V' on before sewing all the way around the neckband. I basted twice before getting the look I wanted. 

Now onto the Bolero, I chose the unlined gathered version this time because I wanted to use less fabric (thus the unlined), and also have a nice little sweater top for cute dresses and shirts like this for colder weather. After making the bolero, I would say, if you have the fabric, I think the lined version would look more finished at the neck. In the unlined version, the top of the turtleneck is just flipped down and hemmed. If you do choose to do the unlined version, be sure to get matching thread! 

The fabric for the bolero was from a sweater knit bundle from Walmart. Nothing special, but it worked great for this project and also for the Rebecca Page Keeley Cardigan too!

If you wanted to show more skin, the other option on the bolero is higher so that you can see the v-neck of the tank while wear it. The bolero can also be made short sleeved or sleeveless if you just needed something to cover your shoulders!

With so many different options, this pattern can make a ton of looks. Be sure to check out the listing HERE for all the tester photos on this PDF pattern.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments below!!

Happy Sewing! 

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