July 15, 2010

My Camouflage Romper...

First off, I have no idea why or when I purchased all this camouflage fabric. None. I can only recall that I've had it for a while. And it wasn't until a few weeks ago that I even knew what I wanted to do with it. I decided to sew a romper! Click below to see how it turned out:

The fabric was a heavy denim type fabric, but that made it easier to work with. Lightweight fabrics like chiffons are much more difficult to steady. Outside of the collar on the bodice and getting the fit of the shorts where I wanted them (modified the shorts pattern about 6 times before being satisfied with them) everything else went pretty smoothly. And of course I added side pockets.

This is my romper all sewn together with the center front basted and pinned together with the zipper pinned in and ready to sew (above).

The back view of my romper. I decided pretty late that I wanted back pockets, so I measured the back width of each side and drafted a pocket pattern a few inches less than the back measurement width of each side. The pockets are only faux pockets, so they're there just for a "look."

And voila! My completed camo romper! I'm happy with it. See a couple more pics of it HERE. Now on to the next one...


  1. I love it. I wish you would post more things that you have made. You are good at it.

  2. Thank you! I'm definitely working on that :)

  3. I really like that.Thats very unique..I wanna be a designer but I dont think I have the patience to sew my own clothing lol..
    but really great work!!

  4. You bought that much camo because you are secretly a bad ass like myself ;) I have a thing for camo too, I keep saying I'm going to buy some and make a tote or something. Who knows. Love the romper on you, very adorable.

  5. Secretly bad ass.... I like that. A LOT, lol. And thanks ya'll! :)