I'm planning on making a romper/jumper/playsuit/whatever! some time in the next few weeks out of a light cotton-y (or basically just anything light and non-stretchy) fabric, something along these lines: http://www.rampage.com/Sleeveless_Romper_All_In_One/pd/np/24/p/1096.html
I used to think they looked kinda dumb, but I saw a girl rockin' one at a music festival and was totally in love with it.
However, I'm still not a huge fan of the ones made out of a stretch/jersey material (which is what all the craftster and DIY tuts I can find on the internet are for). That particular look, cast in any of the fabrics I have, would remind me a little bit too much of a certain alliterative spandex-y store that I've had quite enough of for the moment...
So right now I'm planning on finding/making a pattern for some shorts and/or a top, and piecing those together. The part I'm kind of ehh about is the zipper -- I'm guessing since I'm using a non-stretch fabric, I'm gonna need a zipper if I want to get into this thing, but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to get away with doing just a short zipper down to the top of the "shorts." If I put in a zipper that goes over a horizontal seam, how do I do that? Would I have to leave the back of the shorts sort of unfinished when I sewed the two together?
I've only ever put zippers into purses, so I'm kind of at a loss here -- maybe this is a bit too ambitious.