Butterick 8197

by Cynthia on August 9, 2012 · 2 comments

in 1950s,Rompers / Playsuits,Swimwear / Sunwear

I picked up this vintage 1950′s pattern at a local fabric shop and was so excited to have something so old to work with. This was uncut and still in its factory folds when I got my grubby hands all over it. Like a good girl, I traced my pieces and then carefully folded them back together again. I intend to make the bra top as well, but I’m having some fit issues due to my lack of a desire to have pointy 1950′s boobs.

These shorts were so easy to sew up. I used some green and cream seersucker and lined them for modesty with lime green rayon bemberg. I finished them off with an invisible zip and used two pearl snaps to close the tab. I LOVE these shorts. They definitely have a pin-up vibe to them. More photos and details can be found on my blog Dapper Duds

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Lizzy August 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Very nice!!


Zoe August 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Ah you look so cute! Those are fabulous shorts xx


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