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Swinging Sixties Hotpants a-Go-Go

Added Nov 16, 2010

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






I made this outfit and its match (see pic) for the One Pattern Wardrobe challenge on Pattern Review. I made four garments: hot pants and matching tunic, jacket and matching slacks. I used McCalls 2242, a vintage “coordinates” pattern from 1969 that I bought on Etsy. The jacket is very much in the spirit of late Sixties Yves Saint Laurent.

I created two outfits: one, youthful and hip, the other, more mature and elegant. Once again I am fortunate that my identical cousin Cathy was available to model these outfits on the streets of glamorous Chelsea, NYC.

More info and pics on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness.

Which Cathy outfit do you prefer?

Material Notes

I used two types of houndstooth I bought in the Garment District: one, a black and white oversized houndstooth double knit and the other a black and red printed cotton twill.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends

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    Feb 7, 2012, 09.49 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Aaaaaaaah no Cathy no! What happened to the stately elegance of yesteryear?

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    Nov 17, 2010, 04.41 AMby juebejue

    wow! love the jacket with the red …boldness :) drooool on the houndtooth!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 06.35 PMby janene

    Hot pants all the way! x

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    Nov 16, 2010, 06.18 PMby kelepso

    I like the young Cathy. What do you do with all of these outfits once you make them?

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      Nov 16, 2010, 06.35 PMby Peter Lappin

      They hang in my closet! LOL

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      Nov 17, 2010, 02.01 AMby kelepso

      I’m quite sure you have an entire wardrobe. Why don’t you try selling them? You have a large fan base and I’m quite sure someone would love the have them :-)

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      Nov 17, 2010, 03.43 PMby Peter Lappin

      Thing is, they’re all the same size….

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      Nov 17, 2010, 05.40 PMby kelepso

      Great! Then you can name your collection after the size of the clothes. i.e. Lady Six :-)

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    Nov 16, 2010, 05.36 PMby la inglesita

    Yeah yeah! It must have been quite an experience to match the squares while keeping your sanity… I think Cathy is a winner on the black and white outfit. Excellent job, congratulations.

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    Nov 16, 2010, 04.49 PMby cantare

    The young and hip is just too good to pass up. The more mature is lovely though!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 03.28 PMby puffling

    Hot pants, definitely. Cathy has the gams for it ;)

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