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 too 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.
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!