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April showers bring May flowers, right? Well, it’s been pouring here for the past few weeks so I suspect everything will be blooming come next week. Despite the rain, I was able to snap a few photos of this week’s project. It’s certainly beginning to warm up, so it’ll be perfect for the rest of spring and summer.
I’ll admit that this is my newest proudest project. If you watched my latest haul video, then you know that I was proud of my two-piece jumpsuit and Easter dress, but this has surpassed them both. I intentionally took my time on this project so that I could work on the quality of my work. So, what probably could’ve been sewn up in a few hours was stretched out to a week.
This McCall M7099 pattern was another easy onefor the books. However, this was my first elastic band casing and this was also my first time attaching separates. For this look, I used a pattern size 14 for the top and 16 for the bottom. I thought that I would have to grade the bottom in, but it lined up perfectly with the top, eliminating any alterations. That’s a win in my book.
That fabric is from Joann, which I mentioned in my fabric haul post. It is a stretch satin fabric that was fairly easy to sew. I’ll admit that I never quite figured out the right stitch length for it and I did get some puckering. I imagine that I was probably using the wrong needle, but I’m not too concerned since the piece is finish. I do plan on using the remnants, which would require me to figure it out.
Overall, I love this romper and wouldn’t mind doing it with chambray fabric. What are your summer pattern plans?