Something a bit different

To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I should publish this here.

Some vintage inspiration definitely went into making this jumpsuit but I’ll be the first to admit that it’s a bit of a mish-mash of styles.

The leg shape was inspired by some of the hobble dresses from the 1910’s. Because I wouldn’t much like to eh… hobble, I made trousers rather than a skirt.

The bodice is rather similar to what I would use for a 1950’s style dress and at first viewing, my boyfriend was thinking 1980’s (which I didn’t really like).

And yet, I kind of like it. After all, who can resist a garment you can twirl in? I look forward to wearing it when it gets colder again (spring has really started this week, here in the Netherlands)

More about the jumpsuit (the pattern for which I drafted myself, as usual) on my blog

• Meet the Author • Lauriana


Seamstress, pattern maker and vintage fashion enthusiast from the Netherlands.


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11 comments… add one

  • Very interesting and original!

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  • Wow! How creative! Love it!

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  • Hobble skirts always intrigued me, but like you said, who wants to hobble? And I love mish-mashing styles. Sew on!

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  • Love your imagination. I can see this walking down the catwalk at the Paris shows. Congratulations! :)

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  • Very cool. The bodice and the point on the back of the collar remind me of 40s-50s designer Claire McCardell. The cut of the trousers reminds me of Yamamoto. Excellent job.

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  • Cossack/Russian flair to your design… love it!

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  • I like it. It’s unique the coloring and fit are great on you and it looks comfortable to wear yet not too casual. Great pattern!

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  • It’s simply marvelous! You wear it well, too. :)

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  • Love it – very original and creative.

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  • Fabulous. I love the point on the collar. I wonder why it isn’t more common.

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  • What an wonderful design! Very creative, great job.

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