1950s | Rompers / Playsuits | Swimwear / Sunwear | Vintage Sewing

Vogue 5913

December 22, 2013
NoraFinds Vogue 5913

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″ πŸ™‚ 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!

  1. 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!

    1. 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! πŸ˜›

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