The “Cover Girl” Romper

The Facts:

Fabric: White pin tucked cotton – gifted

Pattern: McCalls 6533

Year: Modern

Notions: Elastic

Time to complete: 5 hours

First Worn: June 17, while on Holiday

Wear again? Heck YES!

Total Price: $1.99 for the pattern.

Trying to decide what to make for this challenge, was a challenge in itself. I don’t know what people wear on holiday/vacation. I don’t remember the last time I was on vacation that wasn’t family related ie: wedding, funeral, family reunion. If we put the money out to go anywhere, it always involves a family event. Which is all fine and dandy for some people. I’m not some people though. I love to just go off and explore on my own, by myself (or with hubby and baby) See things I haven’t seen or appreciated before, instead of devoting all my attention to family members. Call it selfish, or call it getting older and wanting to branch out. I’m not offended either way. Well, this week we are on vacation, more like a stay-cation due to having to purchase a new car (stupid transmission). Since June 17th happens to be Hubby’s B-day and Father’s day, we did what he wanted. And what he wanted was to go 1/2 hour North to Ventura and walk along Main Street. We found a lot of fun treasures. M.E., had a good time seeing all the dogs and getting ice cream. We just enjoyed ourselves.

 

The reason I decided to go with this mini jumpsuit AKA: romper or playsuit, is because a dear friend of mine has asked me to make her a modest jumpsuit that she can wear out and about and be her usual fashionable self without showing too much skin. I obviously had to test the pattern first, make my notes of what to do and what not to do. Obviously the legs come longer and I rolled them up for the look I was going for, and since I practiced on white sheer cotton, I decided this would make for a good cover-up when I go to the pool or beach. And my holiday attire challenge was born!

I’m very happy with this piece. I feel high fashion in it, and not frumpy like I do in my usual clothes I put on over my swimwear. We would have gone down to the water, but we needed to stay very close to the car, since M.E. was hanging out in it. I kept my on our car and we did the photo shoot quickly. This huge Great Dane, Lucas, wanted to be in the shots as well. Isn’t he handsome! Thank you to his owners! He was a great model. *Disclaimer: as a certified Animal Behaviorist, I do not condone prong collars on dogs not being used for K9 Police Training.

Author

Bethany

Bethany is a forever student in Fashion Design. She took a hiatus from her studies due to the fear of using a sewing machine and a long term illness. It wasn't until her daughter was born, she felt inspired to create again and dive headfirst into sewing by machine.

32 Comments

  1. Stunning jumpsuit… I would buy it if I seen on th shops as I love jumpsuits … And Lucas… Omg he is a star

  2. I love the jumpsuit! So cute! I have to add that pattern to my list. And what a great buddy for your pictures.

  3. Cute coverup and I don’t see anything wrong with not wanting all travel to be family related. We go on vacation just the 4 of us sometimes and it is great.

  4. It looks great, and I think you should wear it not only as a cover-up, but as regular streetwear too. With all your accessories (including Lucas), you DO look like a cover girl!

  5. Love the romper! It really screams out summer!! And, I agree about the prong collars. I think they’re not solving the underlying issues (probably pulling on the leash). Anyway, awesome job on this one, it looks lovely. :D

  6. What a fabulous jumpsuit! I agree with Vicki, it would look great for regular streetwear too.

  7. The jumpsuit looks so summery! And I wuv Great Danes, oh, so sweet! I, too, detest prong collars. My dog wears a Gentle Leader or an EasyWalk (front clip) harness, depending on the temperature.

  8. You make a jumpsuit look good! I have to say you have the best accessories-I think I’d have a lot of fun in your closet! I’ve got a pattern that’s similar so I think I’ll be keeping an eye out for some white fabric.

    • Thank you Gina! You could wear a jumpsuit nicely too with your long legs. Come over anytime and use my accessories. I have way too many to choose from.

  9. Very cute! And omg my husband would LOVE Lucas. He’s into huge horse dogs :)

  10. So cute!! I love that pintucked fabric, too! I agree with Gina, you have awesome accessories. The belt and shoes are to die for!

  11. Hi Bethany, how darling is that romper and I love the belt you styled it with. The great Cane is absolutely gorgeous, there have the sweetest temperament.

  12. I love that pattern! I just made that last week for the TV clhallenge. I love your fabric choice and your styling is awesome. My favorite photo is you and the Great Dane hugging. He looks like he loves being in photos. Was that just some random person’s dog? I bet there’s a story behind that.

    • Your’s was fabulous Barbara! You looked great. Totally random dog, the owner offered to have him in the photos. So awesome of him. Thank you so much.

  13. Woot Woo, you look amazeballs, not many people can pull off white and a romper all in one go. How gorgeous is that Dane? Lucky pup I say. Happy Birthday for the other day too. Hip Hip hooray!!!!

  14. Romp on, Bethany! The cutest dog-walking boardwalk photos I’ve ever seen!

  15. Super cute! And funnily enough, I live 1/2 hour north of Ventura – too bad it’s been so gloomy on the coast lately, but hopefully soon your awesome sunsuit will see some sun!

    • Thanks so much! I wore it the other day to Downtown L.A., it was so hot, I’m so glad I chose to wear it. How cool that you and I could be an hour away! Sew Weekly meet up soon?

  16. This is too much gorgeous. The pintucks in the fabric and the fit make it a cut above any over romper I’ve seen walking around (or on shop hangers) this summer. It looks so cool.

  17. love the cut of this romper! You look a million bucks! There are but a select few that can pull off a white romper Bethany. Amazing!

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