Halston-inspired Sequined Pantsuit

Added Feb 24, 2012

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...

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Description

I made this pantsuit — a wrap top and separate pants — to go with a Seventies-style faux fur coat I recently made (also posted on BurdaStyle). I used Simplicity 7295, a vintage pattern from 1975 that’s very Halston-like (see pic below of Halston ensemble from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute). A great evening look with a Studio 54 vibe! More info on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness, here: http://malepatternboldness.blogspot.com/2012/02/glitzy-halston-inspired-outfit-update.html

Material Notes

I used a stretch knit synthetic with sequin-like mirrored plastic stick-ons (for lack of a better term). The fabric is machine washable but can’t be dried in a machine as the glue is heat sensitive. The bias trim and belt are made from a black Lycra fabric I had in my stash. The pants have an elastic waistband.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Suit
Style
Evening Wear, Vintage
Material
Polyester

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    Mar 7, 2014, 01.42 PMby barbaraagatha

    American Hustle has nothing on you! #rockstar

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    Feb 28, 2012, 12.12 PMby wardrobe-cat

    STUNNING!!!!! I most definately want one. Though I probably wouldn’t look nearly as scrumptious as you do. Is that a skull cap?

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      Feb 28, 2012, 05.09 PMby Peter Lappin

      Yes, it’s a sequined knit beanie, or skull cap. That has real sequins though, no the plastic kind like the pantsuit has. Thanks!

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      Feb 29, 2012, 01.21 AMby wardrobe-cat

      Clever with the beanie ;) Must add that to my costuming arsenal.

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    Feb 28, 2012, 11.52 AMby suzetewilliams

    You go Cathy! Hi Peter, great work as always. I saw your article in Sew Today which is actually the Vogue Magazine only it’s called Sew Today in the UK (oops, that rhymes when you say it out loud – hehehe) with your collection of sewing machine. Did Anne tell you? I took the magazine to her house to show her. You’re famous now!!! Hope you’re well. xxx

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      Feb 28, 2012, 05.08 PMby Peter Lappin

      THAT explains why the title of US Vogue Patterns is actually “Sew Today’s Vogue Patterns.” I just figured that out. Yes, Anne mentioned an article but I didn’t know what Sew Today was. Great to hear from you and thanks for the kind words.

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    Feb 27, 2012, 12.46 PMby flowergirl22

    i cant believe ther resemblence on the pattern of the person on the left and you in the outfit,, its made for you,

    fab outfit. well done

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      Feb 27, 2012, 01.39 PMby Peter Lappin

      Fortunately we decided against the Harpo Marx wig. ;)

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      Feb 27, 2012, 01.58 PMby flowergirl22

      good choice on the hair

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    Feb 27, 2012, 02.47 AMby lizajane09

    I know I already commented on your blog, but when I saw this here I had to stop by again and tell you how much I LOVE this. Complete and utter awesomeness!

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    Feb 26, 2012, 09.05 PMby aibby

    Meant to say hot not holy

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    Feb 26, 2012, 09.04 PMby aibby

    You look hoty in that ensemble. Very Charlie perfume add.

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      Feb 27, 2012, 02.18 AMby Peter Lappin

      Thanks! (That was my goal.)

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    Feb 26, 2012, 01.20 AMby smallone

    studio 54 and then some! So unbelievably glam.

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    Feb 26, 2012, 01.15 AMby Yuki M

    You look gorgeous !!! like a 70’s diva !

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    Feb 25, 2012, 08.48 PMby dottty

    bludy el :o thats fab jj:)x

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    Feb 24, 2012, 10.38 PMby peaches2218

    Peter, do those sleeves in the Halston ensemble have a cut-on cuff? That’s what it looks like, and if so, that is GENIUS!

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      Feb 24, 2012, 11.10 PMby Peter Lappin

      I’m not sure what this, Peaches. It’s just trimmed with lycra bias binding, no cuff, really.

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    Feb 24, 2012, 07.54 PMby leahfranqui

    A. MAZING.

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    Feb 24, 2012, 07.33 PMby martinK

    Hey Peter, that’s fantastic and hilarious!!!! I never thought that vintage of the 70th could be that nice. It’s always a plesure to look at your creations. Martin

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