Added Aug 19, 2010
Night time was the only time I had to sew this romper as I have been working long hours at the office and helping the hubby with the tedious task of painting the exterior of the house. I chose McCall’s pattern and liked the easy rating thinking I could sew this no problem. I also had just go back my first sewing machine (in for servicing) that I learned to sew on and I had planned on selling it (I cant bear to part with it now). I thought the first project I’ll sew will be the romper as it is from the same time period 1960’s. It was also scorching hot in my studio upstairs and the old machine is located in the cool basement guest room with a ceiling fan! bonus! This project turned into a nightmare for me. I have never sewn a romper or shorts before but thought I could follow a simple pattern with what? only 6 pieces? The bodice was no problem but the shorts I sewed it together twice both times wrong and it finally dawned on me to pin it together first-before any more sewing! The next night I asked my oldest daughter for help she tried but couldn’t make it work. I asked my husband and of course he figured out right away that I was sewing the 2 pockets and 2 fronts together when they should be separate (no where does it say that you sew one piece and then sew the second piece the opposite way!! but I guess that’s a newbie mistake and that it is common sense for someone who knows how to sew) something I’m lacking at night. Here I am making another newbie mistake – sewing up the center so there is nowhere to put your legs! This is after I thought I got it!! Out came the seam ripper once again….So finally I figured it out and thought “aahh duh” the instructions are straight forward! I added trim to the bodice and pockets (first time making pockets – I think that threw me off too). So here I am posting the blog & taking the final pics at twilight! I really like this comfortable romper and The Princess (my oldest daughter) wants me to make her one this weekend. This one I’m sure I will be able to cut & sew in a couple of hours!!
cotton & cottton ring trim