Rompers / Playsuits

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! I got this [...]

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I know PinhouseP has shared her 1940s Wearing History overalls before, and I just couldn’t resist sharing with you the pair that I stitched up! This is such a great pattern to sew up, and the overalls are so much FUN to wear!   I also had to get a shot of this Rosie doing [...]

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  Hello!  I haven’t posted in a good while, but now that summer is, sigh, on its way out… I figured I ought to stop waiting to get “the perfect pictures” and share my summer sewing project. Since I couldn’t find (or afford!) the real deal, I was on a quest to create a 1940s/50s [...]

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If I could I would dress my boy in vintage baby clothing all the time! There is something unique in vintage pieces or vintage inspired pieces and I love to incorporate vintage style in outfits that I make for my son. Here is a summer romper that I created back in July. The bodice is [...]

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I finally finished my playsuit, just in time for the end of summer! I used McCall’s 6331 I actually wanted to make a matching skirt to make it a vintage inspired playsuit ensemble. I switched out the zipper closure in the pattern for bound buttonholes. The blue and white polka dot fabric was super shear [...]

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As soon as I received this groovy 1960s psychedelic nylon in a package from a dear blogging friend I knew it would be the perfect for making up into a festival playsuit (or “pantdress”, as it’s called on the pattern envelope). The 1967 pattern is a MacCall’s 8978- a gift from another generous blogging friend. [...]

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  I have had this pattern, which is Simplicity 1944 from 1947, in my collection for a while. My cousin just had a baby girl, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make up this cute little sun suit. The pattern is a size 3, so it will be awhile before she [...]

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I have had this pattern from the lovely Folkwear Patterns for a little while now, its Rosie the riveter #240 I decided I needed something for Christmas to wear and that one seemed a quick one to do the night before. I made it from cotton because here in Australia it gets pretty hot at [...]

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I used this pattern to make a party dress for a one year old. The older patterns certainly used more fabric.  Look at this layout. Detailed finishing inside.  Nice! And the finished dress And two sunsuits from the same pattern

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I posted the sunsuits I made from this pattern a while back.  It’s been too long since I made a new vintage style, but this week I finally put together this little pinafore dress. I love the little cap sleeves.  It took me quite a few tries to figure out how to bind the edges.  [...]

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