Watermelon Surprise Ensemble

by PetticoatsPeplums on January 30, 2013 · 13 comments

in 1960s,Jumpsuits / Pantdresses,Skirts

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I am so freaking excited to finally be able to share this outfit with you guys.  I got the idea for this outfit a few days before Christmas.  I bought the watermelon fabric from Spotlight a while ago and was always planning to turn it into a skirt but when I was going through my pattern stash before Christmas I decided to do something more.  This project is not, as you might assume, a skirt a top.  No my friends!  It is a skirt……………..and a jumpsuit!!!

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Oh yeah! Isn’t that the most awesome thing ever.  When I was going through my pattern stash before Christmas I came across this pattern and I realised that this watermelon fabric had to be paired with a green jumpsuit.  I was so excited to make it that I made Corey take me to Spotlight straight away so I could grab the green linen.  I cut into it as soon as I got home and started sewing.  Obviously, the sewing got put aside for Christmas day and while we went to Melbourne.  But as soon as I got home I picked it up again.  I finally got around to finishing it all last week and had planned to get Corey to take photos on the weekend.  But as I am sure you would have seen on the news we were hit by an horrendous amount of rain and gloom so I couldn’t get any till this afternoon.


50s watermelon circle skirt

50s watermelon circle skirt

This watermelon print is just too much fun!  It might possibly be a little too kiddish but I love it anyway.  And so what if I am a grown woman wearing a bright pink watermelon print skirt.  I love it!  I used green buttons for a bit of contrast.  I love the green/pink combo.  I actually saw a really cool crochet blanket in green & pink the other day that I want to recreate.  But that is getting a bit off topic.  I also used the leftover green linen to make the pockets for another pop of colour.

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The jumpsuit is just as cute by itself as it is with the skirt.  I actually think I will get more wear out of this by itself rather than with the skirt.  It is just so summery and fun and I can’t go past a good jumpsuit.  Plus I don’t really love how it gets all bunchy at the top when paired with the skirt.  But that is the only downside to this outfit.  Everything else I love so I can deal with that!

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Meg January 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Love this!!!

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PetticoatsPeplums January 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Thank you Meg!

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Evie January 30, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I love the watermelon print!

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PetticoatsPeplums January 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Isn’t it just the best! I am a sucker for novely prints.

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Deb January 30, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I am in love with that jumper! So cute! The skirt is just an added bonus. :)

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PetticoatsPeplums January 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

ha ha I totally agree!

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SwinginCat January 31, 2013 at 12:41 am

Aaaaw, it’s so cute! I get feelings of summer now and look forward to sand, sun and sea. You’ll be the prettiest girl on the beach – and everyone else jealous! :D

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Bea W January 31, 2013 at 2:41 am

Aaaaasahaaaaaamazing! The colours are great together and the surprise is a good one. The playsuit is very sweet, just like the skirt. Yummy!!

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Marta Funniest January 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

Funniest print I’ve seen in months!!
Thanks for the pattern :)

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dyan January 31, 2013 at 6:43 am

you look fabulous x

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strixxvaria January 31, 2013 at 11:40 am

This is absolutely adorable! The color combo is perfect. And the watermelon fabric makes me look forward to spring picnics. Great job!

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Pırpır February 3, 2013 at 8:42 am

They were totally meant to be together :) Perfect combination!

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Anna February 3, 2013 at 12:58 pm

This makes me happy! You look adorable.

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