Last fall I made most of this jumpsuit and put it in the pile of UFOs because it was starting to feel like a ridiculous idea. You may remember this post when I talked about it. Well, this weekend I had a birthday and wanted to wear something new and fun to celebrate in. I knew that I didn't have the time to make something brand new, so I picked this up for another try instead. And I am so glad that I did! I know that many are against the romper trend, but I have been converted. I felt cute, on trend, and super comfy all day.
The base pattern is McCalls 6083. As you can see I made a few changes including shortening the legs to make them mid calf, tapering the legs, and adding elastic to the bottom. I think these changes just make it less formal, and more practical for my daily wear. I also think that the shortened length allow it to extend further into the warmer months.
The fabric is my favorite bamboo knit from Mood fabrics. As always it's soft, has a great drape, and thick enough for good coverage. I think that black is a good intro for me into the world of rompers. I think it adds a dose of maturity to the silhouette. The pattern says that you can use a woven fabric as well, but personally I think it would be nearly impossible to get in and out of it in a woven.
I think this is actually a pretty great pattern. I love the cross of the top and short kimono sleeves. I could see adding a shirt to the top for a great summer dress. ps check out that weird stairway to no where behind me. Such a mystery.