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The 1930's Retro Romper

Added Mar 18, 2012

by ladykatza

Acworth, Georgia...






I made this from a pattern that dates back to 1939. My daughter decided she liked it and picked out this SUPER loud 70’s style print in a stretchy denim. The hardest part about the whole thing was trying to figure out the side button placket. I might try a hand picked side zip the next time around, but I like it anyway. There’s more construction info here on my blog.

Material Notes

cotton/lycra denim fashion fabric
Egyptian cotton lining
vintage bake-lite buttons
and a little girl to wear it




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Mod, Vintage
Cotton, Denim

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    Mar 21, 2012, 07.28 AMby loulourosa

    How lovely, your daughter looks so proud!

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    Mar 19, 2012, 12.24 AMby elisana

    love it!!!!

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    Mar 18, 2012, 06.46 PMby EdelweissPatterns

    Oh my goodness! What a darling little girl! She is blessed to have such a seamstress for a mommy.

    Happy sewing!


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      Mar 20, 2012, 12.22 AMby ladykatza

      Thank you so much! She’s worn it to school twice now.

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    Mar 18, 2012, 06.18 PMby alexus1325

    Heeeeeey, girl’s got taste! A wee stylista after my own heart :D She’s so lucky to have a Mom who facilitates her budding fashion sense!

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      Mar 20, 2012, 12.21 AMby ladykatza

      Thank you! I’m tickled that she likes it so much and that she seems to be into “vintage” so much.

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    Mar 18, 2012, 08.50 AMby camelia-crinoline

    It looks awesome. I love the the print your daughter picked.

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      Mar 18, 2012, 09.01 AMby ladykatza

      Thanks! Its huge on her, but that’s good. She can grow into it.

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