Beat the Summer Heat in a Romper!

Inspiration images from here and here

 

I've been absolutely loving the summer heat here in Glasgow this week!  As I type, it's 26 degrees C in Splendid HQ.  Absolutely lovely!  Given the temperatures, I thought it might be good for this week's 'Outfit of the Week' to be hot-weather-appropriate.  So, this week's outfit is McCall's 7099: a knit romper!  What's a romper?  It's just a jumpsuit with legs that end above the knee.  :-)  Actually, McCall's 7099 can be made as a jumpsuit or a romper, so you can make a fun romper for the hot weather, and a sophisticated jumpsuit for when the temperatures cool.  :-)

 

McCall's 7099

 

I've been seeing a number of really nice rompers popping up on fashion blogs over the last few months.  I've drawn inspiration from these in choosing the fabrics - all jerseys.

 

Inspiration images from here and here

 

To find out more about this outfit - and to see the pattern and all the featured fabrics - click here.

Don't fancy making a romper, but like some of the fabrics I've featured?  Another lovely alternative is to make a knit dress.  The featured fabrics would work especially well with Colette's two knit dresses: Myrtle and Moneta.  If you're a beginner or new to working with knits, one of these patterns would be an especially good choice: these are beginner-level patterns and Colette's patterns have fabulous instructions. 

 

The first two images are Moneta; the second two images are Myrtle.

 

Fancy making a romper but would rather make one in a woven fabric?  We've got a few good options: By Hand London's Holly romper, McCall's 6969 romper, and McCall's 7167 romper. They can be made in crepe, poplin, shirting, and viscose challis.  We're going to be getting in some nice floral poplins next week (among other things!), so keep your eyes peeled for these.  :-)

 

From left to right: By Hand London's Holly romper, McCall's 6969 romper, McCall's 7167 romper

For further romper inspiration, make sure to have a look at our at our 'Jumpsuits and Rompers' Pinterest board.

 

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July 03, 2015 by Amy Lloyd
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