This one is another Fall Fashion Show piece and another piece of my wardrobe in heavy rotation. I lurve it! (lurve being the word we use around here when it is more than love!)
It began a long time ago, in a galaxy exactly like this one...as a skirt
|Cute and like many vintage skirts, has a tiny waist!|
And thus the romper came into my imagination...
|Skirt + old sweatshirt|
It's hard to tell from this picture but the skirt is a maroon colour, not unlike the sweatshirt. But I had an idea, and so the cutting began.
I'm not used to taking any progress shots, so I'm lucky I did even this many! I basically cut away from the top of the skirt. Then I put it on and while in front of the mirror, I made modifications to the cuts. These cuts would be where I would add the sweatshirt fabric. I often pinned the cut skirt to my t-shirt so I could get a good idea of where the hem would fall and how it would look.
Those brown things are the pockets - the interior that would soon be matched to the other pocket halves, then turned to the inside of the garment.
|Contemplating my garden, and how I can get someone to maintain it for me.|
That large button on the front is for looks and it's a vintage one from my stash. It's still pinned on. Have you ever heard the expression, "The cobbler's children have no shoes"? That's what's going on here. I sew things and finish them when they are for sale or for gifts, but for me it's safety pins until it's been years and I decide it's potentially embarrassing to still have it pinned on. Shhh... don't tell. I love it anyway!