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The Schwinn Romper

Added Jun 11, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






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So yeah, how do you feel about the romper situation? In case you missed it, they’re in. I don’t think I wore a romper since 1989 when I was 11 and it had cartoon roller skates all over.

At first I was all ‘NO WAY’. Fast forward three months and hundreds of lookbook poses later and I’m starting to see the appeal. And can I say, really comfy.

So I made one. And I love it!

A nice way to show off the legs without worrying about anything hanging out that shouldn’t.

I made this ‘romper’ with a red tweed fabric for the bodice and navy blue stretch poplin for the bottom. I also added a red piping to the front and nautical round buttons that line the sides.

To finish it off, I added a thin belt that ties around the hips.
You see that picture above? I was standing on the stone wall that led up to the foot of the bridge. Of course you can’t tell from the photo but just down to my right, was a 20 foot drop.

Can you see that I am terrified? No? See the death grip I have on the bridge. That’s it. Heights give me a funny feeling in my stomach.

I LOVE this bike. Brian bought it for me years ago. And I feel we’ve really gotten our money’s worth. I used it to ride the girls around with a child’s seat attached to the back.

Recently the tires refuse to inflate so I had to switch the seat to one of our newer bikes. But I knew I would someday have an outfit to wear with it.

Brian said we should call this the ‘romper stomper level 1’. He bet me that I wouldn’t. Remember those old speak’n’spells with the computerized voice and the game ‘number stumpers’? We couldn’t stop laughing and repeating it when we got home, replacing all our words with it.

You can’t tell from the photos but Brian and I bicker sometimes during our shoots. Turns out it’s really hard to get the right shot and when you only have two people to handle the modeling, camera and light disc, tensions are high.

But you know, we always end up ‘romper stompers’.




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy
Cotton, Blends

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    Jun 14, 2010, 02.47 PMby tamezdc

    I think this romper is flawless! Beautiful in every way.

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    Jun 14, 2010, 02.38 PMby grossgirl

    So cute! I love it!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 04.04 PMby iamrotkappchen

    this is so lovely :D really cool ! and i love all of your photos :)

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    Jun 13, 2010, 04.04 PMby iamrotkappchen

    this is so lovely :D really cool ! and i love all of your photos :)

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    Jun 13, 2010, 04.57 AMby rockinwolfie

    The romper is beautiful, and your photos are well done. :]

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    Jun 11, 2010, 08.27 PMby judith27

    LOVE the romper!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 05.50 PMby ajtak7171

    Love the romper, love the fotos, love the story!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 04.03 PMby wzrdreams

    It’s so nice that your hubby is so willing to take the pictures of your creations. I totally know what you mean about the bickering though. Be sure to let him know that his talented efforts are appreciated by many!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 03.19 PMby caramia-made

    I love everything about this! :D

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    Jun 11, 2010, 02.49 PMby laurii

    lovely romper, the colours are really nice together! the photos are great:) and I love the bike too:):)

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