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Romper and Jacket

Greetings and Happy New Year,

I'm sharing another great make that has been added to my wardrobe.

I have always liked rompers and jumpsuits for they allow me to get dressed with little hassel. When I ran across McCall's 8245, I knew I had to make this pattern. I originally wanted to make the jumpsuit but, all that changed when I pictured myself in the romper with tights and a pair of black boots. However, I knew that I wanted to use a fabric that I could do more than lounge in. And when I ran across the stretch woven rayon bengaline fabric in black and cream I knew it was just the fabric I needed to make the nicest outfit ever. I'm on a neutral color kick right now and this fabric worked out well.

The romper sewed together in no time. For the left over fabric I self drafted an oversized jacket that I'm really in love with. I love this fabric and print, I'm thinking about ordering more to make a dress. I forgot one important detail though and that was the pockets in the romper and in the jacket. On another note the fabric is very soft and drapes well. It washes and dries well. And sews together with no issues. I do recommend finishing your edges to keep the fabric from fraying. This can be achieved with a serger, zigzag stitch or a pair of pinking shear scissors.

I love the finished product and I know that it will get plenty of wear no matter the season.

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