What did I sew on a rainy, cold Sunday? A playsuit (romper, jumpsuit) the fun girls cover-up for the transition from sunbed to beach bar! I wasn’t sure about the cover images on the packet of McCalls 6083 but a quick internet search lead me to some inspiring makes. For the short version only, here’s my top three blogged favourites:
I threw caution to the wind by skipping a toile. Instead I took some detailed measurements of the pattern pieces to ensure that I wouldn’t end up with a saggy crotch, or worse!
I’m pleased with the pockets and belt – sewing really slowly is the secret to neat top stitching whether its on a curve or long straight line. I tested both white and black thread on scrap fabric before deciding on black – what would you have used?
As for the overall garment, I’m sat on the fence about this one. The fit is fine, I’m just not sure about the pink flowers (my biggest hang-up!). So, while you won’t catch me nipping to the shops in it, I’d be happy to pack it in my suitcase for a beach holiday… now where’s my passport?