Hot! Bewitched!

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

The Facts:

Fabric: Black and White Striped Jersey from Mood
Pattern: McCalls 6533
Year: contemporary
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.

We took these photos at Lake Emily near our home



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.



Barbara is a resident of Northern California. She loves to sew and has pledged not to buy retail clothes for the year of 2012. That means she has to make her own, or buy it at a thrift store. I hope she doesn't spend too much on fabric. When she shops for fabric her eyes light up as she imagines the possibilities! She's like a kid in a candy store.


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  1. Lovely! It looks beautiful on you – so classy. It makes me want to sew rompers and hang out by a lake in the summer!

  2. You look absolutely fab! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Love love love it!!!! Make me one please! Bring to Catalina! You’re so darling!

  4. This looks great on you Barbara. Love the photos! I just got this pattern from vogue on sale, yeah and now I’m stoked to see what kind of version I can do. I do love your striped version and the added lining with lace is a beautiful touch.

  5. Looks fab on you. Trim is a lovely finish.

  6. Sweet mercy this is the cutest romper ever. It’s SO flattering!

  7. OMG this is so cute!! The stripes and the belt? Perfection. I love your photoshoot too.

  8. Love the whole ensemble– cherry purse and red shades too! The stripes look cool going different ways in that pattern and the lining and lace are lovely details. You look bewitching!

  9. So cute! I love the fabric choice and the little touch of lace. I’ve been looking for a cute romper pattern – now I’m wondering how I overlooked this one. Must add to my list.

  10. You clever, clever girl! This is adorable and I wouldn’t have looked at that pattern twice. And I LOVE your inspiration photo : )

  11. Wow Barbara, love love love your romper. Love the fancy lining and lace details and what a gorgeous place to visit on a summery day.

  12. Love this! It’s making me want a romper ASAP. The styling is spot on too.

  13. Ooh thank you for the info. on Elizabeth Montgomery, I only knew her for Bewitched….I might have to track down some of her back catalogue (and shots of her in her clothes choices). That play suit is fab….I love the little touches (lace…in case anyone happens to be looking that way! Haha) and the lyca lining is inspired. I love your attention to detail, even to the striped chair in the photo.

  14. Wow – love it! Great photos, you are so clever

  15. This is so cute on you! I love how you lined it, too. Thanks for the tip.

  16. Barbara you look sooooo good! You are so beautiful and lovely! I love this little number on you! You rock it well!

  17. I love it. I just pinned this pattern to pinterest.

  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE! You are rocking this look, especially paired with the belt!

  19. Oh my gosh! This is so lovely and you wear it so well. You have reinvented the romper for me, into something really sexy and wearable whereas most of the ones I see look too childish. Loving those stripes!

  20. Wonderful romper – the pattern envelope looks a bit naff, but your version is fabulous! I like the change in direction of the stripes.