Last night I got home from the most wonderful little weekend trip to the cape with Alice. We ended up driving to Provincetown yesterday to visit that amazing army navy store that I remember from my childhood as being a little dream world of hanging helm wheels and fishing nets. I did pick up a slew of pretty linen kitchen towels and a WWII apothecary bottle, but these treasures aren't the point of this post!!
I found this pretty pink floral 1940's romper that made my jaw almost disconnect from my head when I saw it. Perfect condition and in a smaller size! Thank you gods of summer, thank you-thank you!! I tried it on at the store - decided it was perfect, and put it on as soon as we got back to Alice's grandparent's house. Walking around our room I realized that I was just a bit too long for the thing. But, it worked fine enough and I thought maybe I could lower the back seam a bit and it'd be fine. Well, I looked at it briefly today, I don't think I have much room to work... So, Jeff spent the afternoon with me and I made him take some nice photos so I could sell it on etsy. But, now - looking at the photos I feel like I neeeed to make do somehow! Maybe it's not even that bad to begin with. And surely a pair of tights would even out the scandalousness ?
Well, I think for now I'm going to hold onto it ... really take a good investigative look at the thing and decide on matters later. No rushed decisions when it comes to 1940's puffed sleeve rompies. No, none whatsoever.
** UPDATE: I couldn't wait to investigate after writing this post and I realized I could let the back seam out with no trouble and although it's not a perfect fit, it 'aint bad! Keeping it I surely am!!