05 May 2008
This post is for reader, Carrie, who asked the following question: I found a really cool white romper with embroidery at the top..but the problem is it's too long and i feel like it looks like I'm wearing a big diaper baby thing when I roll up the bottom... Have any suggestions?
Whenever I go into a thrift store there are certain types of pieces for which I am always on the lookout. Right now I have my eyes open for little floral prints, high waisted anything and light, summery rompers. The other night I was making a quick run through one of my favorite thrift stores and I hit the jackpot. It seems that someone got the romper memo. I pulled romper after romper off of the rack all in sweet little floral prints. I guess some romper-loving gal cleaned out her closet and I happened to be in the right place at the right time. I think I ended up with about a dozen.
When Carrie first asked that question, my initial reaction was to cut off the legs and hem them. After trying one on, I quickly realized that this would not work. Not only are the legs too long, the crotch is kind of low. Instead I took a skinny belt, wrapped it around my waist and pulled the fabric of the romper up and over it. You could also use a big ribbon and tie it in a bow. This makes the piece take on a nice, 1940's type silhouette. Presto! Problem solved. I hope this works for you Carrie!
By the way, I'm only keeping one of the rompers I found so all the rest will be going up for sale in the store over the next few weeks (including this one which will go up on Thursday).
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