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The Rainbow Rompers are complete!

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I omitted two steps from the McCall’s M533 pattern. First, I did not use interfacing for the bodice of view A. I do not think it would have made much of a difference on the front bodice, but the neck facing sticks up like a mini ruffled collar. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Second, I did not elasticize the waistband. It was one of the last steps and we thought the rompers may look nice with a belt instead of a gathered waist.

The sleeves in view A turned out more tank-like than capped. Again, not a bad thing.

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When we put them on, I looked ready for the beach and my romper twin looked ready for an athletic completion of sorts:

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The photo may be fuzzy, but the fun-ness of the rompers is clear!

I am pleased with my finished McCall’s M6534 dress!

Pleased with the elasticized neckline.

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Pleased with the cap sleeves.

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Pleased with the exactness of the darts.

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Pleased with the hook and eye atop the zipper.

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And pleased to be sending the finished dress to a good friend in Richmond, as it was a little snug for me.

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By far, my best dress to date!

Two different tops for two rainbow rompers.

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

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

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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!

Work is underway on 2 summer rompers!

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Once the patterns pieces are cut for McCall’s M6533, sewing the rompers should be fun and easy.

After a modified attempt, I am following McCall’s M6534 to a T.

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This time around, I have a better understanding of the pattern and was excited to see the little sleeves take shape.

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All that’s left to do is sew in the zipper and hem the dress.

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Hopefully I will have it finished in time for church on Sunday!

Here is my novice attempt at modifying McCall’s M6534 pattern:

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To make this one-strap dress, I cut the two skirt and two bodice pattern pieces. I darted the pieces as instructed, then attached the bodice upside-down to the skirt, omitting the zipper since using a jersey knit fabric. With the bodice upside-down, the dress had two “straps”. I cut off one of the straps, finishing the dress with a scooping one-strap neckline.

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While not perfect, I am happy with my modifications and love the paint splattered fabric!

I hope to attempt this pattern again, correctly, in a linen-like fabric.

Maybe it is because I used an un-suggested fabric. Maybe it is because I wanted to make the dress have one strap, instead of two sleeves. Or maybe it is because I was sewing Saturday morning without eating breakfast. Whatever the case, I am confused by McCall’s pattern M6534.

To start with I had the hardest time matching up the sleeves.

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Maybe the pattern was misprinted, but these notches did not match up!

Same with the notches on the front and back skirt pieces.

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Like I said, I wanted the dress to have one strap, not two sleeves. If I was sewing the sleeves, maybe I would have noticed that I had sewed the bodice upside down!

See, the bodice and skirt match up nicely, when the pattern pieces are the right way.

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Look at that grain line arrow pointing down, what was I thinking?! I am such a novice!

A novice with a one strap dress that actually turned out well, even though the bodice was sewn on upside down!

I’ll share the finished product soon.

After doing a little bit of “free sewing”, my next projects will be based on the following patterns:

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Very Easy Vogue V8631 – Most likely in navy.

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McCall’s M6533 – Who doesn’t want a romper for summer lounging?!

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McCall’s M6534 – Most likely in linen.