The weather is finally consistently warm here and it is the end of another school year. My oldest graduated from middle school this past Wednesday, I just can not believe it!
I needed…. ok wanted, a nice dress to wear to graduation. I had about 4 yards of white polka dots on navy blue double brushed polyester from Sly Fox Fabrics, more than enough to make a summery dress. I wanted it be something I could wear with a cardigan, if it was a little cool or by itself, if it was really warm.
I choose to mash the South Shore Romper from Ellie and Mac with the skirt from Mccalls 7468. I love the faux wrap bodice of the romper and to be honest I’m little tired of scooped necklines (they are starting to feel suffocating).
I was going to attach a circle skirt but didn’t feel like doing the math to figure it out. The skirt from the McCall’s pattern was perfect, no real brain work involved; a simple gathered rectangle skirt. I originally was going to wear the sash from the romper with the dress, however I ended up not liking the look, so I ditched it. Oh my gosh! I almost forgot to add the pockets to the dress…glad I realized it before I serger the skirt seams together.
From the romper I made the sleeveless bodice, the sash and the pockets, which was inserted into the seams of the Mccalls skirt.
I would definitely make this again changing the sleeves and finally adding the circle skirt. Really, the options are endless.
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* Check out my IG to see the South Shore Romper I made during testing.*
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