1940s | 1960s | Jumpsuits / Pantdresses | Vintage Sewing

Another jumpsuit, 40s meets 60s

By on July 27, 2016

Forties gown plus 60s palazzo pants.

Vogue 273 Couturier design detail

Another jumpsuit….This time I used the bodice from Vogue 273, which I completed earlier this year, and the pant pieces from Vogue 6435, which has been the basis of all my jumpsuits so far.

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As I am now hooked on jumpsuits, I have been looking at creating more variations on the bodice, so after I sewed up Vogue 273, I knew it would work well together.

Vogue 5435 front

Jumpsuit one, styled for a Speakeasy Party.

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Jumpsuit two, in wool crepe with a matching cape.

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Jumpsuit three…for practical life with work and kids.

Here is the result! You can read more about it on my blog, and I am of course contemplating a new version for summer.

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Yes! It’s winter here, and it feels like it has been raining for weeks….

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This jumpsuit works so well, I can dress it up with a hat, gloves and a necklace, I can put on a black belt and cardy for a bit more of a casual look.

Vogue jump suit mash up back

Anyone else into jumpsuits too?

Happy sewing xo

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1960s | Pants / Trousers | Vintage Sewing

Another vogue 6435 jumpsuit….

By on November 26, 2015

Vogue 6435 blue hat back

Yet another 60s style jumpsuit!

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I made this little baby earlier this year, using some dark green wool crepe. I had made the true-to-the-pattern version for summer, (Vogue 6435) and enjoyed styling it 1920s for a Speakeasy party. I loved how versatile it was, how comfy, and stylish. And, while I can still reach around to unzip it, how these jumpsuits have become fun, unique everyday wear!

Vogue 6435 blue back

The first version used straps, and I wanted something that I could wear across the seasons, so I used a kimono bodice pattern I adapted from a 50s dress and the wonderful wide leg pants. Voila! Happiness.

The same week I finished the green wool crepe jumpsuit, I cut out another one, using some woven acrylic deep/navy blue I had in my stash… Kind of awful fabric, but in the real world with kids and grime, and once a fortnight laundromat missions, it’s amazing, foody finger smears just wipe right off, if they even stick! The fabric is not so scratchy, I lined the bodice, but not the pants, the fabric has a great drape and is not too hot.

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It is nice with a brooch, a necklace.

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But add a belt, and gloves…

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And it’s fun!

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I love the 1920s, and this is great for the easy wear, beach pajama look (I need to find a halter top for another one..). I also love the 60s with the sci-fi futuristic Spacewear, and like to imagine the people of the world living in harmony and stylish jumpsuits….but that’s another story! I love how changing the accessories makes this little jumpsuit work with many stylish decades. Eep, can’t wait to make another one….

More over on my blog, of course, Vogue 6435.

Angela xo

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Another vintage Franken-pattern, a jumpsuit based on Vogue 6435

By on September 7, 2015

A couple of years ago, I swore that jumpsuits, house pajamas, but not onesies, would be the way of the future. It just took me a while to make my own! And I’m in love.

Vogue 6435

I made version ‘B’ of this pattern, Vogue 6435, earlier this year, and loved it. But it was really only suitable for warm days, the height of summer. Un/Fortunately, that was not good enough! I needed more, and I needed them fast.

Vogue 6435 bodice

So, I teamed up the pants with my go-to vintage kimono blouse pattern and voila! This is my dream outfit. Can’t stop wearing it!

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It goes perfectly with my cape made from the same fabric, so I am very happy.

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With the cape…

Vogue 6435 and cape

It was not smooth sailing with this project, and I have more details and photos over on my blog of course. I cannot wait to make another one!

Vogue 6435 and cape detail

Happy sewing, Angela xo

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1960s | Jumpsuits / Pantdresses | Skirts

Watermelon Surprise Ensemble

By on January 30, 2013
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I am so freaking excited to finally be able to share this outfit with you guys.  I got the idea for this outfit a few days before Christmas.  I bought the watermelon fabric from Spotlight a while ago and was always planning to turn it into a skirt but when I was going through my pattern stash before Christmas I decided to do something more.  This project is not, as you might assume, a skirt a top.  No my friends!  It is a skirt……………..and a jumpsuit!!!

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Oh yeah! Isn’t that the most awesome thing ever.  When I was going through my pattern stash before Christmas I came across this pattern and I realised that this watermelon fabric had to be paired with a green jumpsuit.  I was so excited to make it that I made Corey take me to Spotlight straight away so I could grab the green linen.  I cut into it as soon as I got home and started sewing.  Obviously, the sewing got put aside for Christmas day and while we went to Melbourne.  But as soon as I got home I picked it up again.  I finally got around to finishing it all last week and had planned to get Corey to take photos on the weekend.  But as I am sure you would have seen on the news we were hit by an horrendous amount of rain and gloom so I couldn’t get any till this afternoon.


50s watermelon circle skirt

50s watermelon circle skirt

This watermelon print is just too much fun!  It might possibly be a little too kiddish but I love it anyway.  And so what if I am a grown woman wearing a bright pink watermelon print skirt.  I love it!  I used green buttons for a bit of contrast.  I love the green/pink combo.  I actually saw a really cool crochet blanket in green & pink the other day that I want to recreate.  But that is getting a bit off topic.  I also used the leftover green linen to make the pockets for another pop of colour.

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The jumpsuit is just as cute by itself as it is with the skirt.  I actually think I will get more wear out of this by itself rather than with the skirt.  It is just so summery and fun and I can’t go past a good jumpsuit.  Plus I don’t really love how it gets all bunchy at the top when paired with the skirt.  But that is the only downside to this outfit.  Everything else I love so I can deal with that!

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