A Lobster play suit!

by PinhouseP on April 30, 2014 · 8 comments

in 1940s,Rompers / Playsuits,Vintage Sewing

Happy springtime everyone!

To celebrate longer and brighter days and summery temps here in Norway, I made this playsuit from the Wearing History Sailor Girl pattern. While I do love the traditional navy and white version, I wanted to make this with a twist.



The pattern is great, with easy to follow instructions and a nice fit right off the bat. It consist of three different items, shorts, shirt and a skirt. Basically a whole summer wardrobe! With a little creativity you can create many different looks out of this, the sky is the limit. I just cannot recommend this pattern enough, especially if you adore this classic casual look of the 40s!



Thanks for looking! More pictures and construction details on my blog!

Happy sewing everyone!



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I am a Norwegian gal, born in 1976. I discovered sewing in spring 2013, so I am kind of a newb :) I have always loved everything vintage, and was thrilled to find I could actually make my own vintage inspired clothing using old patterns! I love many different eras, but the 1940s hold a special place in my heart :) I am so glad to have found the online sewing community, so many talented people. Very inspiring :)

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Ju-Ju Swagger April 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

My god that’s cute!!! I don’t know what it is about lobsters lately, but I love it!


Stephanie April 30, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Eeep! So in love with this! :D


Jennifer N April 30, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Really cute ! Love the Photos.


Jet Set Sewing May 1, 2014 at 6:29 am

Adorable and very “Follow the Fleet.” As they would say in the 40s, “that’s killer-diller.”


EmeraldErin May 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm

This is so cute- in love with the lobsters! the whole ensemble just looks great!


Tina C. May 1, 2014 at 2:13 pm

This is quite possibly the cutest-sexiest thing I’ve ever seen. LOVE IT.


sharpscissors May 3, 2014 at 12:29 am

Looks fantastic!! I love the lobster fabric.


Lauriana May 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

What a cute summer look!


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