Gingham Playsuit

 

Hello, first time poster here but long time lover of retro. I mainly get my inspiration from movies and television costumes, and Allie Hamilton in the Notebook is one of my all time faves for style. I wanted to recycle a tablecloth that I no longer needed and a playsuit was the perfect amount of fabric. Plus who doesn’t need a playsuit in their wardrobe?! I had this particular style from “The Notebook”  in mind:

So I got to work copying the pattern of a pair of shorts I already owned, replacing the zip with a covered elastic waistband for comfort. Paired with the free Burdastyle bandeau pattern (I added halter neck ties) I came up with my own playsuit, quick to sew and very comfy! See more about it on my blog and here is a shot of me practicing my pin up pose!

 

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  • Very pretty!

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    • Thanks Lizzy!

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  • Oh that is so awesome I love it! Before id seen your inspiration image, i thought id looked like Allie Hamilton’s swimsuit. Great work!

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  • Oh you look so super cute in your playsuit. Yes everyone needs at least one. I love “the notebook” and have quite a few of Ally’s outfits on my inspiration list. You did a great job making your playsuit. I hope you get to wear it loads this summer.

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    • Thanks Bea, I want to make some of her dresses too!

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  • This is darling, sweet, and sexy.

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    • Thanks! I agree high waisted swimwear is perfect for that sweet yet still sexy look :)

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  • I love it!

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  • This is soooo cute! I want one!

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    • Thanks! it was really easy to make if you want something like it :)

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