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Rompin - Summer 2013

Added Oct 14, 2013

by patzel

Brooklyn, New Yo...






This romper is made from vintage McCall’s pattern 5539. Aren’t those bows adorable?

I made size 8 bust size 31.5 despite my bust being closer to a 32. I had planned to grade up the pattern, but when I compared measurements from my Iris shorts pattern with 5539 pattern pieces there wasn’t much difference. My guess is this pattern has a decent amount of ease which might be alright with a drapey fabric, but I choose a quilting cotton. Just look at how perfect this red is! I constructed the romper pretty much as directed with a few minor changes; (1) my romper is fully lined to add some heft to the bottom half since I used a quilting cotton (2) the bows are tacked on as a decoration rather than a closure, the slit is now fastened with hook and eyes. The ties were just too thick in the cotton which made them impossible to tie into neat little bows.

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Material Notes

Pattern Vintage McCall’s 5539

2 yards of red quilting cotton

2 yards of lining

1 yard 5/8” elastic

1/2 yard interfacing

5 hook and eyes





Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Oct 14, 2013, 07.13 PMby SewNotWork

    What a fun outfit!!

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    Oct 14, 2013, 08.04 AMby chased-away

    This is so sweet and fun! And I agree with Mary about the location for your photos :)

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    Oct 14, 2013, 07.40 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous, very bright and colourfull. I love your photo’s , you could’nt of found a better place to show of your playsuit x

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