Rompers / Playsuits

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!




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!

NoraFinds Vogue 5913

I got this lovely Vogue 5913 swimsuit pattern and thought it would make a really cute playsuit. The pattern is unprinted but the instruction is straight forward. I excluded the swim brief patterns for this playsuit, but actually doubled up on the shorts because I used a pretty thin cotton. So the shorts are lined by the same material and I just think it makes it a bit more sturdy. There was no need for me to adjust the material as the pattern was for swimwear so no bullet bra to be worn and hence no adjustment around the bust. The lengths of the bodice and the shorts are perfect too – lucky me!

NoraFinds Vogue 5913

I think the shorts could be a little longer for everyday playsuit but since this is intended for the beach I thought it was okay to be a little cheeky. For reference I’m only 5’5″ :) I have also recently made this again without the overskirt – still cute!

I also blog vintage (non-sewing stuff) here so do pop by if you fancy! Hope you like my first post – thanks!


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!

Rosie Wednesday Wearing History 1940s Overalls


Rosie Wednesday Wearing History 1940s Overalls

I also had to get a shot of this Rosie doing her best Rosie the Riveter pose.

Rosie Wednesday Wearing History 1940s Overalls

See more on  my blog, including a bit more about the construction and pictures of the lining I added, plus some more about the 1949 Ford Pickup featured in the photos!



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 -inspired playsuit.  I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to the brainstorming process (plus more on my sewing board before I realized that things were getting out of hand…), but what inspired me most were these “Weekend Wardrobe” sets that Charlotte of Tuppence Ha’penny posted about here.

I have a million pictures, and I could not make my mind up about which ones to include, so I’m going to put the rest of them and the rest of my shpeal behind a cut here so that I don’t take up the whole page! [click to continue…]