Well, I didn't get around to recording a podcast this week, but there will definitely be one next Friday, probably with another interview with the two short people in my life.
For now, though, here is Simplicity 1355, my surprisingly comfortable and practical playsuit/romper. I've heard these shorts jumpsuits called both playsuits and rompers. I'm not sure if it's a geography thing, and each is equally infantile, so call it what you will.
The pleated detail at the shoulder straps is what drew me to the pattern. It's very similar to this dress.
The fabric is a mid-weight cotton with a touch of stretch. I got it at Pennie Fabrics in Sarasota. It looks like chambray but has more body.
I tried wearing a few different belts from my closet, but the self-fabric belt is my favorite look. This is the first time I've ever made thread loops. Go figure. The process is described well in the pattern. They aren't difficult and were less time consuming than I feared.
I actually think I might like to make another in something lighter weight. I think this would be so fun in a rayon batik like this. I'm not sure how often I would actually wear it, though.