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Strawberry Swing Romper

Added Aug 30, 2011

by BeckyAW

Bath Ish, United...






I named this after my favourite Coldplay song, because of the pretty picture on the chair swing :D
A revamp project, I made this Romper out of an old pair of Monsoon kids trousers (7-8 years! i told you I was tiny) with a little stretch. the print is really vibrant and pretty, so I couldn’t get rid of them.

First, I chopped the bottom off of the trousers and hemmed the shorts. i cut the seams of the trousers and sewed each leg together before putting in my first darts ever to make a fitted bodice. Easier than you think if you have stretchy material!

Before & after pictures attached, although I apologise for the pigsty of a backdrop, i need better photography skills too :)

I didn’t sew the two pieces together for ease of access, preferring to just pull the shorts over the bodice to hide this. In theory, its still a Playsuit… ish….

Material Notes

yellow, red and green floral print on stretchy trousers




Garment Type

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    Aug 31, 2011, 08.26 PMby gempje

    I love the garment and the picture, I regonise the background is it in the netherlands in duinerel.

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      Aug 31, 2011, 11.28 PMby BeckyAW

      Haha yeah!
      we went there for our summer holiday, i think the frog bin in the background was the give away :)

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    Aug 31, 2011, 07.15 PMby frkbustad

    Gorgeous!!! And the photo is great!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 06.02 PMby Testosterone

    That photograph!!!!!!!

    You could make being on a sinking ship all the rage.

    The romper is stylish, but this time it’s the model who makes the moment.

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    Aug 31, 2011, 05.06 PMby flowergirl22

    pretty.. my daughter,, 15 ,,, has been bugging me to make one for her,,

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    Aug 31, 2011, 11.01 AMby BeckyAW

    Thanks guys, this is my first post and everyone’s so supportive! X :)

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    Aug 31, 2011, 06.18 AMby janene

    What great vision you have! Lovely ensemble and that is such a great pic!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 05.28 AMby melissalexandar

    That looks like so much fun! Nice work on your re-creation!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 03.47 AMby pink-cornelia

    you are so wright, that fabric is awesome. great job with this refashion.

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    Aug 31, 2011, 03.14 AMby secondbedroom

    This refashion is wild. The romper is so adorable. I can’t believe those are kids’ pants! Very cool all around.

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