Monday, April 22, 2013

Vintage Style Romper

 
Last Friday I received my Sew Beautiful Magazine and fell in LOVE with the romper on the front cover! A vintage style romper with pleats was just calling my sewing machine names! I had to make one for Sweet pea right then and there. Well first I finished up my chevron skirt then I started this. : )

 
Lucky for me I had this fabric and lace already here at the house on hand. It was for a Play date dress but I though it would work very well for this pattern. I think that there might still be enough left over for the play date too, or maybe a Tea party dress? Anyway, I also had the buttons here from my grandmother. They are vintage MOP buttons. They were a bit dusty but cleaned up very well and look better than brand new. I have been hording these for just the right dress. : )

 
I can't say that I followed the pattern to a T. I not sure if I was reading it wrong or it was a miss print but the back bodice was to be cut in two pieces, main and lining and the pattern seem to read as though it was a four back bodice pattern pieces. I could have very well been me  though seeing I was sewing with four children running around the house and a baby pulling at the foot pedal cord the entire time I was working on this. Other that it wasn't bad to sew, quite fun! The back placket was something new I tried. It is all hand stitched and looks so dreamy when finished! 
(see picture below) 

 
The pleats are even on the back! Can you see the back seem? Nope, only pleats? Yep, I love that too! ; )

 
This little girl loves it. She thinks it's still a dress but oh well it still very sweet on her. It's nice and roomy for play but looks so dressy that she could wear it to church. I think I will add side pockets to the next one too.

 
Here's a peek at the inside back placket. You can't see barley a stitch. I maybe a nerd but I think this is so cool!
 
 
We will see later!
 
Happy Sewing!
 
Sharon
 
 
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10 comments:

  1. Love it! That was my favorite garment in this issue, too!

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    1. It's a new favorite pattern of mine!

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  2. The fabric and trims are just perfect for this little playsuit! Charming!

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    1. Thank you! Lucky for me I had everything on hand, I couldn't wait to make this.

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  3. Love it! Beautiful work! My copy of the magazine has been sitting on the kitchen table and I've been eyeballing that sweet little romper! I love that I got to see someone actually try it! Absolutely precious!!

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    1. Thank you! I just love this magazine! Next on my list is the two grasshopper boy outfits as soon as I finish the pile of already cut out clothes. I am so excited to start these!

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  4. It's gorgeous, Sharon! When I first saw the pictures on flickr I thought it was a dress. Those pleats are divine!

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    1. I love these pleats! It really does look like a dress until she starts walking, so lovely for the playground and outings.

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  5. This is super cool!
    I'll definitely be giving it a try for my girl - I love vintage patterns and this one looks also very well-constructed.
    Your fabric and trim choices are fab! (as usual...)

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    1. Thank you! The pattern is so lovely put together. It has such neatly finished insides. The bottom placket looks as though there is not a stich holding it together, I just love it! and the way the back pleats meet in the center are so clever!

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