Do you ever get the feeling that you are speaking another language? .... OK yes I am currently residing in a foreign land and I literally speak (well try to) a foreign language daily. I am referring more to those moments during a conversation amongst friends when you realise that nobody has ANY idea what you are womping on about. I bring this fact up during this post as I experienced this whilst attempting to explain what this outfit actually was.
The incident went a little like this:
I had just finished helping a friend paint her house and she had realised that some paint had made it's way through my protective painting shirt and onto my outfit and my friend said......
"oh look there is a little paint on your...... red ......um.... top short thingo".
I then responded with an explanation, "well actually it is a romper or you could also call it a playsuit. It's not actually a jumpsuit because......"
The stares of confusion convinced me to change the topic...quickly.
Has this ever happened to you? When you are realise that you have a distinct group of friends/family who certainly do not share an interest in fashion/sewing?
I made this playsuit/romper from the pattern in the German sewing mag CUT #5. I was very excited when I saw this playsuit pattern in this edition and couldn't wait to have a go. I had this fabric in my stash and I think it worked really well. The antique buttons were purchased at the local markets.
On a side note. As an Australian, I find it interesting that the Germans like to transport fake beaches into their cities. As you can see from the photos we stumbled across a volleyball beach where people were enjoying the sun with their family and friends. I suppose that we are so lucky in Aus that we take our beautiful coastline and great weather for granted. Living in another country can sometimes make you appreciate what you have back at home:)
Photos: Michael Dooney