Silk Crepe De Chine Romper

oonaballoona mood fabrics silk designer romper

Last week we housed 5 adults and 2 children for 24 hours.

And all I got was this awesome Silk Crepe De Chine thingamajig.

oonaballoona mood fabrics silk designer romper

One of said adults, the six-foot-fifty-eight one, was sporting a fabulous, flowy, silky pants-thing that had holes for your footsies and shirring at the top.  This dame, let’s call her The Diva, wore them because she knew I would specifically be fascinated by them.  Indeed I was.  I made her take them off that evening so’s I could study ’em.

With two screaming nutjobs in the house in various states of undress, it wasn’t weird at all.

oonaballoona mood fabrics silk designer romper

Come the morning, the happy horde left in a hot rush, and my reward was deciphering this design on a mysterious-but-famous designer Silk Crepe De Chine panel print from Mood Fabrics online. This birdcage yardage had been sitting on my table since spring– after failing miserably on an Anna Sui print, I didn’t want to ruin more prettiness.  So, unfortunately she’s as gone as the happy horde is…but try these fabulous panel prints, or this great designer silk crepe de chine.

oonaballoona mood fabrics silk designer romper

Hours after their departure, I threw open the bathroom door, revealing a towel clad Ruggy (what is it about this tale and states of undress?) and shouted I DID IT!  Arms thrust high in the air over my head, goooooooal!!! My glee turned to absolute euphoria as Ruggy slowly raised his eyebrows and declared…. I like it.

Y’all these are basically drop crotch pants…. and Ruggy likes them.

oonaballoona mood fabrics silk designer romper

Apparently, a lot of men like them.  I get the most intriguing catcalls in these.  Older gentleman look at me with an appreciative, respectful eye.  Younger, not-so-gentle-men bring their remarks down to a hushed tone, and a truck tooted his horn with the lightest of taps, three times, as I strode across the crosswalk.  Toot?  Toot toot, m’lady?

You can get your own toots when I share the tutorial for these at the end of the month on my blog! I’ve worn the two pair I’ve made more times than I can count– breezy and cool, and you can lounge around in them with no fear of showing yo’ lady parts in a gust of summer bbq wind.

Because sometimes it’s good to be dressed.





  • Cennetta
    July 17, 2014

    Cute. I like them too! No wonder the gents are ogling at your breezy, cute romper.

  • Peter
    July 18, 2014

    Beautiful! Great use of that panel print and the pattern placement is — as usual — inspired.

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    July 19, 2014

    *faints* I love it.

  • Sarah Gunn
    July 20, 2014

    Great fabric placement, Oonaballoona! Can’t wait for the tutorial 🙂

  • Lori
    July 21, 2014

    It is just so pretty and it looks great on you. Well, everything looks great on you! I love that fabric.

  • Erica B.
    July 24, 2014

    So cool! I love chic and comfy!

  • Sew Well
    July 24, 2014

    I am overjoyed to see that fabric being used. I’ve had my eye on it forever, but I never figured out what I’d use it for. I’m glad I didn’t buy on impulse because I had no idea how big the print was. Well, maybe I should take that back since your romper is just perfect for it, and I now want one!

    • Barbie
      August 11, 2014

      TYVM you’ve solved all my promelbs

  • oonaballoona
    July 28, 2014

    thanks so much y’all! i’ve worn it so much, it’s criminal 🙂

  • Fiona
    August 2, 2014

    AWESOME! I eyed up this bird cage print so hard but couldn’t think of what to do with it. This is just perfect. You are such a genius with draping. Toot toot toot indeed!