Added Mar 10, 2012
Corte Madera, Ca...
I chose option one. I took the Indygo Junction pattern “Day into Night Dress” and modified it into a 50’s inspired playsuit. This is something that I have always wanted to do, so I am so glad that this challenge came about. I kept the princess seams of the day to night dress, but changed the neckline and zipper location. I also eliminated the sleeves because I wanted this to be something that could be worn during the very hot and humid days of Cape Cod.
A playsuit is meant to be very versatile and that is exactly what this is. The circle skirt which has horsehair braid in the hem, is able to button on and off of the romper underneath. The belts have 2 buttonholes that detach to release the skirt and then attach again over the gingham covered buttons to sinch in the sides of the romper.
I added an invisible zipper on the left side of the romper and snaps on to the left side of the neckline for an easy in and out of the romper.
I drafted the bottom protion of the romper adding the vintage style pocket detail with the gingham covered buttons. There is an added detailing of embroidery floss stitching around the pockets, the belt straps and the hem of the circle skirt.
Thanks for looking! It was a labor of love!
You can check out more about my project on my blog:http://swellsewing.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/the-vintage-modern-design-challenge-please-dont-eat-the-daisies/
Cotton fabric, bias tape, covered buttons, horsehair braid for the circle skirt, embroidery floss
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