|original Romper (front and back)|
|broken down to pieces|
(pieces of similar shape, like the legs and torso back, are placed on top of each other)
I'm not using the pattern for the skirt, instead just cutting rectangles (two in the printed romper fabric and one in the pink broadcloth) and will be adding a large ruffle in the pink broadcloth as well. Sorry if all of this isn't exactly clear, but it will make more sense when the dress is done.
My goal with this outfit is to have the jacket and dress done by Easter regardless of whether we choose to have my daughter wear it for the Holiday or at some point that weekend.
There are a few concerns I have. I worry that the dress won't fit right. My daughter is 4 months old, but is the max for the pattern's size Medium, so I'm making it in a size Large (for 9-12 months olds!). I also worry that it will end up looking less that what my standards dictate. I have high expectations of myself. And though I'm harder on my own creations than I am on other peoples, I feel a small sense of "what the heck" when I see people taking items and remaking them into subpar pieces, things I'm halfway sure they wouldn't wear or use, but rather threw together just to say, "Look what I made." I'm not into that, and hope that my refashioned items don't turn out that way, because really that would make me feel like a huge hypocrite... and that would suck. So, I guess we'll see how this goes.