Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Made By A Fabricista: Jacquard "Cynthia Rowley" Red Romper [1 Hour Sewing Project]



[The Romper was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]


I picked out this cool textured Red Jacquard fabric in the hopes of making a suit.....well you know how it goes, I let time get by me and now I needed to make something else, quick fast and in a hurry. So I looked through my latest pattern purchase and found this dress that I had on my to-do list. Cynthia Rowley Simplicity 8124 Pattern. Now the problem was this fabric, I was a little concerned as to how it would lay, it's a little more structured than I think is needed for this pattern, still I pushed forward. I decided to make the romper this time around.


Let me take a minute and say honestly this is the easiest romper I have ever made. It can actually be done in under an hour, seriously. If you were ever interested in teaching someone to sew and you need a project, this would be it!  Have you tried this pattern?? Tag me on Instagram if you have @thatblackchic   

I love how this fabric works for the bottom but I ain't crazy about the top. I loved working with this fabric and it takes an ironing really well.  [Did you check out the crease on those shorts??? I went old school on those bad boys, that crease ain't coming out.] I think you need a shirting/cotton fabric to get the correct gathered look for the elastic around the shoulders and the wrist. I still have enough  of this fabulous fabric to make a pair of wide leg trousers, so all is not loss plus and this is still a super cute date-night romper.


  
  
  




I just bought  Oxford Striped Denim Blue & White  Shirting and Light Blue Oxford Cotton for  the dress. I also think this Green and White Gingham Seersucker  would be cute.


........Hold the presses just in! I could not get this collar out of my head. I thought about the elastic I used and then I realized I probably could get the look I wanted with a heavier elastic. So off to the store I went to pick up this elastic and I didn't realize there were so many different types elastics in the world! I was able to get what I needed and fix the collar before this post went live. I used the non-roll elastic for woven fabrics on the right. Now this is the look I wanted. I win, Ha!!




Michelle @ That Black Chic
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4 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle
    I admired this pattern when i saw it in the fabric
    Store. I felt it was for the younger chic.
    But you always make a difference sewing diva. I really like the fabric and the style. Smile i will reconsider my options.
    Smile
    Renee

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    1. Hey now Renee add a little length on the dress and it could be for the matured Divas! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I've seen that dress (in rtw) on a few blogs and Michelle is right--a little longer makes it great for the mature woman. On the other hand, this would be a great project for my 21 year old daughter. Great work Michelle--love the fabric!

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    1. Robin thanks so much! Make sure you stop by mu blog for the dress, I have a post coming soon.

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