6.23.2010

the fruits of a sewing Saturday

I mentioned last week that I was planning on making a romper over the weekend.  And so I did.  Instead of buying fabric new for it, or making it out of a vintage bed sheet, I sliced up a skirt of my mom's. I'd been dreaming up something to do with this skirt for about five years now, and a romper seemed to be the ticket.

My mom was an avid seamstress during college and after, making my dad pants and shirts to woo him during their courtship (that's how it went. right, mom?). :)  Well, it worked!  She also made herself lots of nice things and is a plethora of knowledge on sewing for one's own closet.

She made herself a cotton plaid, elastic waisted skirt in this pretty pink, purple, orange, and blue fabric at some point.  And although the elastic waist skirt is coming back into style, the mid-calf length doesn't seem to have caught on.  Enter: romper pattern.



I have thought this after the last two garments I've made myself, but why didn't I add pockets?!? There were large, square outside pockets on the pattern that I decided not to add -- what I'm actually pining for is some built-in pocket like the ones I've done in the past (as in this tutorial from Freshly Picked).


 All in all, a sewing success, I say.  Even though I'll likely only wear this as a swim suit cover up or a Saturday morning uniform, I really do like it and may even make another...

10 comments:

  1. I love it! You look so good in it - and pink plaid is so hot right now :)

    http://www.style.com/fashionshows/powersearch/slideshow?event=show1942&trend=trend20&iphoto=6&origIphoto=22

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  2. Oh my gosh Perko- i love this!

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  3. You look great in this and I think you could totally rock it anywhere! Why don't I have your sewing skills!!!!!!??????????

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  4. This looks so cute - what a great project! And I always think the same thing after I've sewn a dress or anything - why didn't I add pockets? I think it's because I'm always in such a rush to finish and taking that extra time just seems to be too much at the time :)

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  5. It's not a romper; it's a 'smoo' (Saturday Morning Uniform)...well, I still love the pink and turquoise madras fabric and your new smoo looks great on ya, girl!!! P.S. Unless a girl has sewing skills, another way to a man's heart is through his stomach. (Be a good cook, too; that's old hat for you!) Love, Mom XOXOX

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  6. I so could not pull that off but you def. do my dear!

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  7. Oh my gosh Perko- i love this!

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  8. This looks so cute - what a great project! And I always think the same thing after I've sewn a dress or anything - why didn't I add pockets? I think it's because I'm always in such a rush to finish and taking that extra time just seems to be too much at the time :)

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