6.7.10

linen romper

linen romper

if you haven't noticed already, summer break has pushed my sewing work onto the back burner. we've been a little caught up in taking advantage of the beautiful weather and spending some much needed time together, so i've been trying to just enjoy it while it lasts. the summer always goes to fast anyway.

even before the break, i felt like the business stuff was getting a little ahead of me. i felt a lot of pressure from myself to create, which just killed the beauty of creating itself. i needed to slow things down a bit and instead take some time to work on my skills. i decided to work on a project that would be a fun way for me to learn something new. being unsure of how i felt about the romper craze, i decided i should give making my own a try and see how it went. i finished it just before heading out east, but i finally got the chance to take a picture of it.

linen romper

this project was a lot of fun to work on and it was nice to have the chance to tackle something where i was unsure what the outcome would be. it's amazing how much fun a project can be when you're not aiming to get it perfect on the first run, or perfect period! i think i did three versions of this romper, with the final being made out of this amazing gingham linen. there would still be some tweaking i'd do to this pattern if i'd ever plan on selling it, but i'm not sure i'd want to do that anyway. for myself, i still have to finish the edges of the sleeves and collar to really wear this one, but i think i might go for it! it's definitely cool and comfortable which will be all i'll want to wear by the end of the summer.

and on that note, i've got some more shop news and a fun announcement that i'll share as soon as i get the time!

8 comments:

chelsea said...

Oh my! I love this!!! The shoes are cute too.

ellybeth said...

thanks chelsea! ooo, that reminds me, i need to make my deposit!!!

elena gold said...

wow, this looks so great! and you look so cute in it too! i relate to the mixed feelings on producing. i can drive myself crazy with wanting to be faster, better, more prolific, but i enjoy myself lots more when i slow down and take the pressure off. have fun creating and keep up the lovely work elly.

erica said...

1. i love that you're making things just for yourself, just because.
2. rompers are the best for chasing after little ones at the park, but you knew that already ;)

Casey@HelloLove said...

I think that's adorable! Your talent is really remarkable. I'm unsure about the romper look on myself, but you pull it off so beautifully!

ilana kohn said...

so glad it worked out! the romper looks fantastic! nice to keep something all to yourself once in awhile rather than sewing it to death a million times over. :)

rennes said...

holy smokes! i can't believe you made this amazingingly perfect jumper!!! projects are so much more fun when you can take your time and create the thing you have exactly in mind, and not have worry about making it for someone else ;p

kristen said...

oh my gosh this is adorable!! i love it!!