9.4.14

Playsuits

Hi there,

We had such lovely weather last week, it almost felt like summer. And because of this sunny weather, my mind started wandering of to summer sewing projects. And what breathes more summer than a playsuit?!?



Last year I made my first playsuit and it was a big succes. I've been wearing it a lot last year. It's perfect for hot days. So, when I'm on ebay or etsy i'm always on the hunt for affordable playsuit patterns, because they can be really pricey!



I've been lucky, I scored some amazing patterns. To keep my mind in this summer mood, i thought it's fun to show my playsuit patterns.


Made in cotton, it,s just perfect for summer. I also like it that you can wear the top with shorts, but when you want to cover up yourself you can wear the skirt.


Playsuits are so versatile.   The can be youthful, romantic or sportive.



What do you think of playsuits? Have you ever made a set?

14 comments:

  1. These playsuits look so cute! I have never made one myself, but I plan on doing so soon. I agree, some of these patterns are pricey, which surprised me considering they're just playsuits (I expect it for evening gowns). I'll likely have to draft my own but that's okay, I like the challenge.

    I look forward to your summer sewing projects!

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    1. Sometimes vintage sewing patterns are ridiciously priced! Even with some evening gowns. Those patterns aren't complicated at all and are easy drafted by yourself

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  2. I love playsuits! Not that I have ever made one, nor do I even have anything like it. I just love how in that era, you could even be a little glamorous at play. It seems women of that generation were ladylike and dainty at all times! Maybe we should learn a lesson from that example.

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    1. I think the ladies of bygone era's are much better dressed compared to nowadays

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  3. I love the playsuit pictured last from the late 30s. Lovely!

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    1. It's nice huh! It's a lutterloh pattern from 1941 :-)

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  4. Oh I just love your collection, especially the right one in the last photo!

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    1. I hope to make that one this summer. The bows are so cute!

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  5. Playsuits are awesome!!! I loath my knees (my knee caps/bones are smaller than the rest of my legs, proportionally speaking, and are surrounded by a fair bit of flesh as a result, so they make me look like I have the legs of a much larger woman and it drives me nuts!!!), so I don't wear shorts or short skirts unless they cover my legs, but that doesn't stop me from adoring playsuits all the same, especially since a lot of them have skirts that hit below the knees. They're an area of my wardrobe I really need to work on adding to in the coming years.

    ♥ Jessica

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  6. I'm not very fond of my knees asxweel, but with high tempertures like we had last summer, i don't care anymore

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  7. I LOVE playsuits! They so much show the spirit of those eras, when being at the beach, didn't show everything, but looked decently covered and yet attractive. And they can be combined in many ways, shorts, skirts, blouses, wrap tops, even dresses. I have tons of patterns for playsuits, single patterns as from Simplicity, but also from sewing magazines. All would be worth made, but then, summer is so short here in Switzerland, and I don't really like to expose my figure so much. (And it's not only the knees...) But I am sure on a slim person like you it will look awesome!

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    1. Thank you :-) for me playsuits are perfect for hotvsummer days in the house or garden. If i need to leave the house i change the top. That's the case with the playsuit (first image) i made last year.

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  8. Great selection of patterns. Looking forward to seeing what you make.

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  9. what a wonderful dress and bag .... perfect for warm days ...

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