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Playsuit Convert

Added Feb 14, 2011

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia






I made a playsuit as a joke. But now, I kind of like it – not for it’s looks (I have a serious aversion to jumpsuits – maybe I wore too many as a child!) but for it’s comfort. It’s only for indoor wear, of course ;)

I used McCall’s Carefree 6597, a seventies pattern I picked up at a charity store as a joke between friends. I used red jersey and sewed it up using a narrow zigzag stitch and my overlocker. There’s just one pattern piece, which is cut twice, and pre-made bias binding is used for the elastic casings. I also knotted some wooden beads at the ends of the straps. Easy! It took me 90 minutes to complete, just as the pattern promised!

This is getting donated to a friend who will actually wear it outside (apparently it’ll be perfect to wear over togs!) Still it was a fun experiment in sewing with knits, which is something I’m need more practice at!

You can read the unabridged version on my blog: The Forty Acre Wood

Material Notes

Red jersey, wooden beads, thread, bias binding




Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.05 AMby bernieandi

    This looks great on you!

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    Feb 14, 2011, 01.39 PMby aibby

    It looks great on you, looks very comfortable too.

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    Feb 14, 2011, 12.06 PMby pampula

    I think this is actually very cute, even though you made it as a joke!:D However I understand you beeing leery about playsuits; I also have slightly funny feeling when wearing one, but I’ve definitely grown to like them:)

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      Feb 15, 2011, 08.09 AMby sarsaparilla

      Thanks! Playsuits make me feel like a toddler again, but they are so, so comfortable ;)

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