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Review: Not Your Basic T-Shirt McCalls 6797

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Often times I have to get out of my box of simple style and symmetrical silhouettes.  It seems that when a garment is not even or symmetrical on both sides for me, I have a hard time feeling comfortable.  Another, fashion trend that is new for me is to use large print graphics.  However, after reading my regular blog roll, I was so inspired by the top  Cennetta over at Mahogany Stylist shared with us.  Graphic prints!  Ok, I might be able to do this. I found what I was looking for when I came upon the stash that Natasha at  Sew Crafty Chemist  shared.  This top was a true inspiration item, brought on as I continued to scour the net looking for ideas for a garment I would be comfortable with, and a graphic print fabric which I could get excited about and actually be able to wear considering my tendency towards humdrum prints and solids. Sew Crafty shared this print she had gotten via mail order.  I wanted that print, but I hate mail order fabrics, I like to "touch" the

Review: McCall's 6760- Romper Room

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Jumpsuits seem to be as easy to wear as a dress. Basically the top and bottom are already matched. Just throw it on and you are good to go.  With the exception of the occasional visit by "nature," rompers, the short version of the jumpsuit gives you just as much versatility as a dress.  Wear it as a short set with flats or wedges or pair it with heels for a date.  You can even pair it with a jacket and change the look altogether. I find it hard sometimes to pair tops to bottoms, which might explain why I tend to enjoy dresses much more readily than any other ensemble.  To remedy this conundrum I decided to make myself a "romper" from my days of youth.  I chose McCalls 6760 jumpsuit view and shortened it to get the romper.  There was an option to make it as a dress as well.   Wearing heels with shorts is not something I normally feel comfortable doing, but for some reason this romper actually "feels" like a dress, and thus, it just naturally goes b