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Two different tops for two rainbow rompers.

The first, for myself, is view B of McCall’s M6533, strapless.


The second, for a friend, is view A, sleeves.


View B was much quicker than A. View A called for interfacing, which I did not use because I have no practice with interfacing and am scared to us it. Both seem to be on the short side, which means the rompers were either made for people with short torsos, or they will have high waisted shorts.

We shall see!


Back in November, I began working on Simplicity New Look pattern 6968C.

I left it unfinished because it turned out big and boxy, especially in the bodice.


Last night, I decided to give it another try.

I shortened the shoulder seam by 2 inches, bringing the back higher.


Formed the neckline into a V.


Shortened the hemline about 6 inches. At first I did 8 inches, which turned out to be way too short! Thankfully I had left over fabric to add a 2 inch band.


Finally, I sewed an old paisley silk belt from J.Crew to the waistline. The blue and green accents the (unseen) blue lining well.


While the dress is still a little big, it is comfortable and great for work.