The Sew Long Summer started this week! SLS is a 4 week sew along that takes us from summer and into the fall (and even has some prizes, yay!) This week's theme is "Summer Crush" and we are challenged to sew up a pattern we've been crushin' on this summer but for whatever reason (usually time, right?) we haven't made it up.
Early in the summer after my daughter returned home from college, we took a trip to the Downtown LA fabric district for a look and some inspiration. She's been wanting a romper all summer long and she found a "Roxy-esque" gauze fabric that was perfect.
I've had Simplicity pattern 1355 for at least a year with the intention of making it up for her and Sew Long Summer got me sewing and I finished up the romper the day before I took her back to college. It's an easy project and I completed it in a couple of hours. I'm still looking for something different for the tie but for now a piece of bias tape worked.
I quickly snapped these photos in front of Target the day I moved her back to college. She looked adorable in her romper even though we spent the day moving boxes, cleaning, unpacking and laughing. We topped off the day by eating lunch at a hole-in-the-wall Mexican food place (what could be better?) with the tiniest diet coke cup ever!
Nothing says so long summer like moving your baby back to college but ending it with a day with my favorite girl in a cute romper made it nice.
There's still time to join Sew Long Summer. Check it out!
Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.