My first post on this blog after admiring everyone’s work for the past year! I started sewing a year ago and everyone has really inspired me to reproduce vintage pieces. While most of you are probably experiencing a cold Christmas, I live in the Southern hemisphere and it is hot down under!

NoraFinds Vogue 5913

I got this lovely Vogue 5913 swimsuit pattern and thought it would make a really cute playsuit. The pattern is unprinted but the instruction is straight forward. I excluded the swim brief patterns for this playsuit, but actually doubled up on the shorts because I used a pretty thin cotton. So the shorts are lined by the same material and I just think it makes it a bit more sturdy. There was no need for me to adjust the material as the pattern was for swimwear so no bullet bra to be worn and hence no adjustment around the bust. The lengths of the bodice and the shorts are perfect too – lucky me!

NoraFinds Vogue 5913

I think the shorts could be a little longer for everyday playsuit but since this is intended for the beach I thought it was okay to be a little cheeky. For reference I’m only 5’5″ :) I have also recently made this again without the overskirt – still cute!

I also blog vintage (non-sewing stuff) here so do pop by if you fancy! Hope you like my first post – thanks!

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datura December 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

This is adorable! I love the little matching bandana, too.

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Nora December 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Thank you! I had enough fabric and couldn’t resist!!! :)

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Laurel December 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I love this so much! great work!

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norafinds December 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Thank you :) :) It was a lot of fun!

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Jeanette December 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

So cute, love it!

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norafinds December 23, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Thanks Jeanette!

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Sassy T December 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Love your first post, saved to go on SSB in due course
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norafinds December 23, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Woohoo cannot wait! If you want to tag me on FB my FB page name is NoraFinds!

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Bonita December 22, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Gorgeous outfit – you’ve done a fabulous job and I love your accessories; the purse and shoes are stunning! ٩(⁎❛ᴗ❛⁎)۶♡

xox,
bonita of Lavender & Twill

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norafinds December 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Thank you so much Bonita! :) That bag are my ultimate favorite bag :) Too cute!

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Catherine Alekna December 22, 2013 at 11:33 pm

aww this is so perfect and making me feel just that little bit cooler today. its like 38 degrees in my house! You’ve done a really good job – i love it!

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norafinds December 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Thank you so much lovely!! I love your blog!!

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Maia December 23, 2013 at 9:19 am

It’s so cute! You’ve done a fabulous job ♡

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norafinds December 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Thank you :) It was a lot of fun to make!

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Michelle December 23, 2013 at 11:16 am

I’m officially on the hunt for this pattern! Fantastic creation. You’re sunsuit is completely adorable!

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norafinds December 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Good luck Michelle!!! I hope you find the pattern!

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Housewife Betty December 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm

This is SO cute! I am obsessed with sun suits. I made one for my cousin’s baby, but I absolutely love the “grown up” versions. I wish my legs were as good as yours. I’d definitely make one for myself. Cute and summery!

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norafinds December 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm

My goodness I love playsuits too! And my legs aren’t that great ahahha – I just do not care! We vintage girls do not show off our legs often, so why feel bad showing them off in playsuits/sun suits/swimwears! :P

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Bec Stitches January 16, 2014 at 5:42 am

Super cute! Good job :)

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