Monday, May 28, 2018

Day Dreamer

I'm back for another Winter Wear Designs tour - Romp On! It's all about the rompers, but I took a different spin on it. My girls are old enough now where wearing rompers isn't all that practical - especially when they're out and about, or at school. My preschooler goes through July, and needs clothes that she can manage herself, so we went with separates instead!

Day Dreamer is perfect for separates. With multiple top and bottom options, it's easy to pick and choose an outfit that looks beautiful in one piece or two. I made a sleeveless top that snaps easily up the front, with a simple drawstring waist for a little "design flair" (and in keeping with the romper pattern details). The bottom I kept very simple - it's a gathered skirt (which is a pattern option, but SO easy to put together on its own!) I cut the full width of the fabric for a lot more volume and "twirlability".

Even with creating my own bias tape, I used under a yard of rayon challis for this top. The skirt was one yard exactly, so this is a pretty fabric-economical outfit, even in the larger size range. Making bias tape with rayon challis is tricky, but I'm so glad I did it - self-binding is so polished. I love the pintucks in the bodice of Day Dreamer; one of my favorite design details in a top pattern.

She loves the outfit - kept it on all afternoon after photos, and wore the skirt again to church this morning with a different top. Making separates means twice as many outfit options, which is always a bonus for this girl!

Don't miss any of the spectacular rompers
 on the Romp On Tour!!!







  1. Her little outfit is too cute!

  2. I absolutely love you take on the pattern!!! I've been wanting to make Mack just the top since I designed the patterns and never got around to it, I just adore the drawstring bow detail! Thanks for being on the tour!!!!

  3. Ooh, I love the top on this one! My daughter is kind of iffy on rompers right now but I could totally bribe her to try this out!