This last week I had a hankering to sew something new. I think all these grading of old patterns is making my creativity feel like it is suffocating. Too much math, too little creating. I had been kicking around this idea in my head for a while, a romper pattern that could easily be turned into a dress. I knew I wanted it geometric inspired, hence the half moon waistline and high low dress bottom, but that was about it. I just sort of started cutting and sewing fabric and this is what came out of it:
I sewed Evie’s up first since I thought the romper would be trickier then the dress, but in the end that high low hemline proofed tricker then I thought! Don’t worry I finally figured it out and have some cool tips and tricks I will include in the tutorial for how to hem steeply curved hemlines.
I actually was too lazy to grade the top for poor chloe so hers is a bit too big. But she doesn’t seem to mind ha!
I originally made the dress WAYYYYY too long then went a bit heavy handed when I trimmed it up ha!
Evie’s on the other hand fit perfect first time around. I think I am just so used to sewing for her now that my hand just automatically cuts to Evie size ha! She was upset I didn’t put pockets in this outfit (something I have done in all the most recent items I have made her) so I am thinking I will have to add those next time around.
Seeing her in short sleeves and her saltwaters made me so excited for Spring! Too bad it is still a few months away for us here in Paris!
When I finish up with the pattern testing of the mini mod dress I will start working on this one! With all the wonderful guests we have been having lately and a major hiccup in the mini mod dress that means it probably won’t happen for a week or two. That and my NEEDING to order some new fabric. Doing all these pattern testing outfits has eaten up almost my entire stock pile of fabric! And yes there is an entire fabric district here but I have yet to find one I love or one that doesn’t charge double what I can find it for online, if I am willing to be patient with the shipping ha! So which would you sew up first? The dress of the romper?