Added Feb 21, 2010
by Peter Lappin
New York, United...
This is my first stab at Butterick 5629, a great vintage Sixties mens jumpsuit pattern (and a gift from one of my readers!). Love those princess seams! I bought a teal-colored zipper and matching topstitching thread to add a little color. I decided against the matching belt as it would break that blue vertical line up the front and shorten me.
The pants length came out an eensy bit short so I may add a fake cuff to the bottom: it needs a little more heft there. With boots or high-top sneakers I can live with it as-is. I love this pattern and can’t wait to make it in a more unusual fabric.
More about this project on my blog, www.malepatternboldness.blogspot.com
I used a stretch cotton twill I bought for $2/yd in the garment district.
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