Mens Jumpsuit from vintage Sixties pattern

Added Feb 21, 2010

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...

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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

Material Notes

I used a stretch cotton twill I bought for $2/yd in the garment district.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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Men
Garment Type
Jumpsuit

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    Feb 26, 2014, 09.49 PMby kanal

    Amazing! I love the seams on this

    Do you know where I can purchase this pattern?

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    Jul 15, 2011, 01.23 AMby jeffrey

    Dear Peter, quit being so cool. I just checked out your blog – thank you for the sewing do’s and don’t’s – I may have had some successful projects, but I still feel like a novice and your tips were encouraging and much appreciated.

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      Jul 15, 2011, 07.12 PMby Peter Lappin

      Glad to hear it, Jeffrey!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 12.06 AMby pakutke

    this is a badass jumsuit! i cant believe you started to sew only a year ago. keep going!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 05.15 PMby kallers

    I love it. Peter the cable guy! This would be an awesome way to showcase some embroidery or other embellishment. Can’t wait to see it in some of your fantastic fabrics…

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      Feb 22, 2010, 07.44 PMby Peter Lappin

      I think I need to get some really great embroidered trim and maybe use that for cuffs. Thanks for the complement!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 01.56 PMby dorawarren

    When I grow up – I want to sew cool stuff like you! :)

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      Feb 22, 2010, 02.18 PMby Peter Lappin

      Thanks, Dora! You’re sweet.

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    Feb 21, 2010, 10.23 PMby smallone

    man this is cool.

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    Feb 21, 2010, 07.11 PMby varenoea

    Haha, awesome! But I have this feeling that I could never get my boyfriend to wear it…

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      Feb 22, 2010, 12.07 AMby Peter Lappin

      Those boyfriends have to be more adventurous!

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