Valentine’s is fast approaching and this mama needed something new to wear. The Made for Mermaids/Patterns for Pirates ‘Sew What Do I Wear? Valentine’s Edition’ was just the push I needed to hit my sewing machine. You know me- it needs to be stylish AND comfortable for me to wear it, even for a night out. Enter…bum, bum, bum… a ROMPER!! Holy smokes, people! Where has this gloriousness been all my life?!
I used the Megan Dress and Romper pattern from Made for Mermaids. I’d actually been eyeing this pattern since it came out but figured I was a little too old and matronly to pull it off. But all those cute testers in the pattern pics just kept taunting me- every single one of them looks gorgeous and you know they are beyond comfortable. I decided to just take the leap and I am so glad I did.
I knew I wanted a pretty flowy floral and this rayon spandex from Raspberry Creek Fabric was absolutely perfect for Valentine’s! It has the perfect drape and sewed up so beautifully. It’s lightweight enough that I think I can wear this through the summer too! And a little secret- it was about 20 degrees when we took these pics so I layered some fleece lined leggings underneath and it’s so loose you can’t even tell. Here, here to an all seasons outfit!!
I only made a couple of changes to make it suit my preferences. I did an elbow length sleeve (of course) and did a 3-inch binding band around the bodice as suggested in the pattern to offer a little more coverage. I’ve got no cleavage to show off so a little cami underneath kept me nice and modest 😉
Funny story- I told my husband I had to make a romper this weekend and he said, “Oh nice. For Payton?” I was like, “No, for me. What do you think?” No response… Probably a good call because I could tell exactly what he was thinking and it wasn’t a good thing, haha! I came up a bit later in it and he actually said, “Wow! That looks really nice!” In husband talk that’s a HUGE compliment! He never notices my makes and after 16 years doesn’t really care about my appearance (huge blessing since I wear tees and joggers 90% of the time!). I’m calling this outfit a win in the “How to impress the Hubby” category.
Another secret- It totally feels like I’m wearing my pj’s, maybe even better! It’s so comfortable that I really could wear it everyday. I’m thinking that throwing a long cardi over it will be perfect for dressing it down a bit. Oh, or a denim jacket! Can I get away with wearing my Chucks with it? We’ll see… I feel like this has opened up a whole new world for me! Now I know why my girls are so obsessed with rompers!
Ready to get your mind blown with even more date night inspiration?!! I sure am!
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