My striped romper is inspired by Elizabeth Montgomery’s striped bathing suit in this black and white studio shot. After researching her, I discovered that she was quite the fashionista, but of course, she is more well known for her starring role in the sit-com “Bewitched”.
“Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery (April 15, 1933 – May 18, 1995) was an American film and television actress whose career spanned five decades, best known as Samantha Stephens inBewitched. She also notably portrayed Ellen Harrod in A Case of Rape and Lizzie Borden in The Legend of Lizzie Borden.” -wikipedia
Fabric: Black and White Striped Jersey from Mood
Pattern: McCalls 6533
Notions: Elastic, snap and bathing suit lycra to line the shorts
Time to complete: about 6 hours
First worn:June 10,up to the little lake with husband for photoshoot
Wear again? Yes to the beach!
Total price: $12.00
This was very easy to put together, I used my serger quite a bit to finish just about all the seams. I lined the shorts with some white lycra fabric so that I could wear it like a bathing suit and skip wearing panties. I trimmed the bottoms of the legs and the lining with lace so that it would look nice if people happened to glance in that direction.
One more week of school! I can’t wait to enjoy my summer break. I’ll be able to sew at my leisure and do some vacationing.