Vintage Sewing

Sarong Playsuit

June 28, 2011
I whipped this baby up this week.  I combined the bodice of an Eva Dress pattern 108 and the trousers from Simplicity 3688, which I turned into shorts.  For the front I just made up a sarong that ties on the left.  I was proud of myself for tackling boning for the first time.  It turned out super comfy and figure-flattering.  I got lots of compliments and now I need to show my girlfriends how to make their own!
  1. I love this! Great color choice too ๐Ÿ™‚

    I need to try and piece together a few different patterns I have to make a playsuit!

  2. I just noticed your kitchen! Love, love love the red and white color scheme and I am drooling over your retro steel cabinets!

  3. I wish they were steel! They are original to the house though from 1952. I repainted them after finding the doors in a gunky pile in the garage. I'm lucky they were all there!

    Why American men should boycott American women

    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, donโ€™t know how to cook or clean, donโ€™t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.


  5. What does boycotting American women have to do with Sew Retro??? I find the post offensive, and it has nothing to do with my love for vintage sewing. This site is for sharing our creativity, love for retro fashions, and support of all those who have the courage to post their finished garments.

  6. I must say your playsuit is fantastic. Love the colour too! I like that you have worked with 2 patterns to achieve this outcome. Brilliant.

  7. I love, love, LOVE this!! Your creativity is so inspiring!!

    As for the "anonymous" aka ridiculous statement above, know your audience. If you are trying to start a movement, maybe you should find an outlet that actually gives a shit about your cause. And more importantly, if you are a real advocate for this antiquated belief at least have the courage to put your name on it and own the opinion.

  8. You look so beautiful and that summer outfit looks impeccably crafted! Yes, you must show your girlfriends how to make their own! ha.

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