So, the other day I was sitting at home reading blogs when my boyfriend Elvis calls me.
"Hey baby, pack your bags, we're going to Hawaii"
"Hawaii? But I have to go to Amsterdam for work, and then an awards event, and I just did some grocery shopping."
"Baby, come on, I wanna play house with you in Hawaii. I'll sing you songs on the beach, we can drive a fast red car, hang with the locals. Hell, you can even bring robot Don."
"Really?.. Well okay, send a car, I'll be ready...in...WAIT I HAVE TO MAKE MY ROMPER!"
Jeez, Elvis doesn't give me much warning, but if there isn't a more appropriate incentive for making my romper, it's a holiday with the King in Hawaii. So here it is....cue dramatic pose against a brick wall.
Pattern: I used McCall's 6331 pattern. I've been looking for a cute little romper pattern for some time. I made up a quick muslin, which seemed to fit fine, but unfortunately Mr S wasn't home to pin me at the back and me being me, I decided to skip putting in a quick zip. So yeah when I made up the finished romper it was pretty loose. I didn't really mind this as I was pleased that I had a good fit on the shorts particularly on the crotch and my bum-bum.
To rectify the looser fit wasn't a big job, just an inconvenient one. I took in the side seams first then the zip seam. I also made up a simple tie-belt as well as I felt it needed it. I ignored the pattern's zip instructions, actually I didn't read them at all as I knew I was going to put in a lapped zipper as that is one of my favourite zips, especially on a retro item.
The pattern is faced with the main fabric just on the bodice, which makes for a nice neat bust line. I am loving the little bodice flaps.
The straps are pretty easy to do, they just need some adjusting once you have made most of the romper.
Fabric: This is the most awesome flamingo fabric from Fabricland. I've had a couple of metres of this beauty sitting in my stash for a while. I thought, as did Mr S when he saw me cutting it, that it would be the fabric for the Graceland dress, but I thought a fun romper needed super fun fabric.
Okay I'm not 21 anymore, but I love this. It's comfortable and Mr S thinks it's pretty sexy. What do you think? Would you be tempted to make a summer romper? Holiday with Elvis not included.