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 [...]


This is one of my favorite playsuit patterns! Simplicity 1605. This pattern can be used as a playsuit, or I’ve even made the top and shorts into separates.   I really fell in love with this fabric. Now, I must make a confession and let you know that this is outdoor fabric. Yes, the material [...]


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 [...]


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. [...]


I always have a project in mind for a dance outfit. And I saw a post today on a blog highlighting another post about the outfits in stage door. ¬†Ginger Rogers in Stage Door ¬† I like the thought of a ‘playsuit’ but with a matching detachable skirt. As I’d wear it purely for dancing [...]


I made this 1963 playsuit from Simplicity 5424 for vacation in Disney World. I made view 2 of the pattern. I used a thrifted Asian printed knit with decorative frogs to complete the look. It was so fun to wear! I did make a few changes to it as I was working with a knit. [...]