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Running Away To Join The Circus

When I was little I always dreamed of joining the circus and riding elephants all day long for a career. I still have quite the affinity for elephants but I doubt I’ll be running away to join Ringling Brothers anytime soon.

I got this circus print fabric a long time ago and I’ve been looking for the perfect pattern. I wanted to make a kitschy kind of dress but I couldn’t find the right one so I decided to go with Mccalls 6083.

Im fairly pleased with the outcome of the romper and I’d like to try the pattern with a gray charcoal knit i’ve had lying around for forever. Especially because making it in a stiff cotton makes it difficult to wriggle into the jumper which is obviously designed to made in material with some stretch to it.

Im glad I took these pictures before I went out in this outfit cus the romper ended up a little too short for my taste. I’ll just have to wait a bit when the weather cools and I can pair these with some tights.

PS Forgive my crazy hair.

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11 Responses to Running Away To Join The Circus

  1. Nancy says:

    The romper looks great! I have been trying to make one on my own for most of the summer.

  2. Screamstress says:

    Love it! So cute, cool fabric, and I think it would be excellent in a stretch fabric. I’ve been toying with a romper to wear skating, but am a little bit afraid of the wedgie factor, I think I’m going to make it a little longer in the body :/

  3. Len says:

    Very nice ! I too have been toying with the romper idea – or playsuit or what have you, the mags over here call them something new every day, I swear… I saw a really lovely one in a floral jersey in a shop here, so I’ve been dying to recreate it . I’m also a bit concerned that I’ll get the crotch fit completely off, ha! Yours is really lovely though :)

  4. Always good to hear about you and look at the awesome things that you make. ANd you’r come back was great (because I secretly hate when bloggers apologize for not blogging in a long time, a girl needs to have a life no?) =)
    When you are finished with your coat, do show us okay?

  5. mommymae says:

    totally cute! it reminds me of a hospital gown scout had at the ER once.

  6. Helene says:

    I used the same pattern last month but I made the strapless version… I’m glad to see that this version is very cute too! I think you convince me to do it that way next time.

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  8. learningnewtricks says:

    I love your refashions ( a lot, more than I can express), and your retro styles. You are super talented, and have such a good eye for transforming something into a spectacular garment. As to this super cute number, you might consider adding a contrasting hem in to the shorts. It would be a cute way to add the extra length that would make you feel more comfortable, and the outfit worn more often.

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