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Coral Inspired Playsuit

Added Oct 30, 2012

by roisins

Woking, United K...






Hello again! Over the summer i became obsessed with playsuits, only because i tried my hand at making one (polka dot) and it turned out better than I had imagined. So for my 20th birthday night out i wanted something unique eyecatching and lust-worhty, play(suit) time! Whilst away at the sports resort Club La Santa in Lanzarote with my super sporty boyfriend, i found myself thinking back to my diving exam in Egypt, and the amazing coral, and the…..wait coral!? I suddenly realised i would based my playsuit on the brightly colour coral, but how….the only way in the summer has to be tie-dye so be it! I used the same pattern as i did for the polka paysuit but made the neck line a sweetheart. Because this was going to be cotton i had to make it miles too big to give it extra stretch. So once tiedyed i used the entire piece of fabric to make up the playsuit, finally once together I added lots of teenie-weenie crystals and layered sequins, just so that when it hit the light there would be sparkly magic!!!!!

*Sorry the best images are of me and a friend pretending to be angry lions and lemurs, but they are just so cool.

Material Notes

Dylon hand dye; tropical blue and flamingo pink
1.13m x1m of white polycotton
100 blue and pink swaroski bicone crystals
100’s of silver and gold sequins.




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Vintage

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    Oct 31, 2012, 07.00 PMby smallone

    wow your tie dye is so pretty….not usually a fan ….but loving your fabric here.

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    Oct 30, 2012, 09.38 PMby Marusya Grace

    I really like your playsuit! It’ll be interesting what you will come up for your 21st birthday!!

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    Oct 30, 2012, 08.35 PMby merche

    Lovely! it´s wonderful how the inspiration came to your head, Absolutely gorgeous. I´m sure you enjoyed your stay in Lanzarote ;)

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    Oct 30, 2012, 05.38 PMby DanaRose84

    Amazing work! Your tie dying turned out beautifully. I want a playsuit (they’re called rompers in the magazines here but playsuit is so much better) but I’m terrified of the inevitable fit issues (I’m a pear).

    Great job!

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