Friday, August 5, 2016

TWO Sallie Rompers

Summertime is made for rompers. Throw it on, super comfy, in a no ironing knit fabric.  This is the Sallie jumpsuit hack into a romper from Closet Case Files. It's so fabulous that this is my second version.

The fabric was love at first sight. Flamingos are my favorite and I love the look of Charley Harper art. The fabric is an organic knit from Birch fabrics. Its very soft, and almost like a sweatshirt material. 

this is me post cartwheel

For this version I followed Heather's directions and made a knit binding for the v-neck. I love the trick at the end for making the v-neck pointy instead of a curve.  I hemmed the sleeves and the shorts using my trusty double knit needle.

I also made sure all my flamingo stripes matched up. I bought two yards of this fabric at Rock Paper Scissors in Montclair NJ, and used up every inch of it. 

This version was actually my first, and I used my precious knit fabric I bought in Italy one year ago, (ahh take me back). It's like a tropical jungle cotton knit, perfect for dog walks down the street.  Rockford is being super cooperative on our walk/photoshoot here. 

I made this version like the original sallie jumpsuit, the bodice is self lined, no knit binding. I liked doing the knit binding but I think this version gaps less. 

Are you guys feeling rompers this summer?  Do you sew things in multiples?

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  1. So cute and I absolutely adore the second print!

  2. You are the cutest! These rompers are just perfect! OK, I have to admit that I was seeing ice cream cones and pizza slices until I read that they are flamingos :-) LOL! I think I need to go get a snack!

    Yes, I definitely sew things in multiples - pretty much every single time I make a pattern that I like, I sew at least one more before moving on to the next thing. We're not weird, are we? ;-)

  3. I think these are great, so easy to wear, comfy and look lovely on. I'm tempted but need more sunshine to one. I always make more than one too, usually tweaks are made along the way

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