A Watermelon Playsuit

I made a new playsuit!

I’ve been wanting to make another playsuit in fun colors ever since last summer’s adventure, and when I saw a watermelon print fabric at Joann’s I snapped up the last few yards that were left on the bolt.

I ended up compiling four patterns to get the basic pieces:  Simplicity 4395 and Vogue 3282 for the bodice and Simplicity 3688 and Butterick 7761 for the shorts.  I also put together a simple dirndl skirt without a pattern.

I’m super pleased with how it came out… I really like the high waisted shorts, and the watermelon fabric is such fun.  I even made a little matching belt out of an old cheapy kid’s belt from Target.  It’s a little messy, but it will do for now.  I’ll definitely make the shorts again, although I may lengthen the inseam a smidgen!  I’m also thinking of making another top option out of my remaining watermelon fabric & opinions on that would be awesome.

More pictures of the play version, the dress version, and the construction details can be found on my blog!

• Meet the Author • Frances


A recent college graduate, Frances is pursuing a career in music (preferably opera) while nursing a strong passion for sparkles, sewing, and all things vintage.


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10 comments… add one

  • <3 <3 <3 this! Great job and what a fun print!

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  • This is so cute!

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  • Great playsuit!

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  • Hi Francis, where did you get those adorable shoes that you have on with the dress?

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    • They’re just cheapo mall brand flats, honestly….

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  • Oh my goodness! How adorable!! I’m in love with this outfit! Such a wonderful job, congrats :)

    Liz

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  • This looks amazing! I love the fabric

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  • Great hat too!

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  • Love! I used that exact fabric to make a button down. For the yokes, cuffs and placket, I used a red gingham. It is a great combination. You should look into doing something with the remaining fabric paired with a red gingham. It’s quite the conversation piece. People stop me to take photos with it constantly. I was curious to see what a dress would look like in it. Too amazing!

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  • Wow! I love love love this playsuit! You look amazing!

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