1960s | 1970s | Vintage Sewing

STYLE 2283 – When is a jumpsuit not a jumpsuit?

August 24, 2015

When it’s a 2 piece! but I love it anyway.

Hello everyone, this is my first post on the site after lurking for a long time, so I hope I do everything right. I started sewing 2 months ago and have been playing with self drafted patterns and online tutorials, I finally built up the courage to try my first pattern (style 2283) and thought I would share it here.

At first I thought this pattern was a jumpsuit, its actually a two pieceĀ culottes set which is even better. I can use the pattern over and over because I love culottes and want to make some with a more wartime feel.

pattern

 

I was a little nervous about following a pattern and trying a lot of new techniques so I behaved myself and followed the pattern almost to the letter. For comfort I decided not to interface the waistband or the weird polo neck area thing? Instead I finished the neck and armholes with red bias tape which I think works really well.

sewing one

 

The pattern was printed in 68 so I felt safe pairing it with these awesome 70’s platforms I thrifted. I also thrifted all the materials for this project, Overall i’m really happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to make some more. more pictures and information are on my blog if you are interested.

sewing 2

  1. To be honest, I was often tempted to make a jumpsuit. But I think it’s much more comfortable to have a two piece set – you could even make a matching top in different material so you could mix your look.

    1. I have to agree, two pieces are more comfortable to wear! I like the idea of mixing and matching, I might make a red set and interchange the two.

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