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1936: Out to Play-Suit

Added Mar 10, 2011

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia






And the 1936 playsuit saga comes to an end…. Thank god! and what a saga it has been. I have been sewing this garment on and off for three weeks now and I am quite happy see the back of it.

It’s been difficult, not a lot difficult, but a little difficult to say the least. There was seam binding, hand sewing, altering, unpicking, altering again, and whats so unsatisfying about the whole affair, is that I’m not entirely certain that I even like it all that much.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate it, the fit is fine, not to mention all the bound seams on the inside are beautiful (I can’t help but smile like a giddy school girl in love when I look at them) But I just don’t see myself wearing it that often.
I suppose after spending that much time on it, I am just disapointed that I’m not absolutely in love with it.
Maybe next summer I will think differently? Hopefully!

Read more about it at Molly-Made

Material Notes

Poly Cotton Houndstooth found at an Op shop.
Black rick rack




Garment Type

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    Apr 22, 2012, 01.32 AMby Helen Feliciano-Bailey

    I [love] IT!!!!

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    Oct 24, 2011, 01.34 PMby bernieandi

    Such a fun look :).

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    Jun 29, 2011, 09.20 AMby tirrs

    very pretty

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    May 7, 2011, 10.21 PMby urbandon

    Very cute outfit. Looks beautifully made. (great photos too)

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    May 6, 2011, 04.09 AMby Marita Kotze

    Play Suit Fanatic! This one is STUNNING!

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    Apr 30, 2011, 08.55 PMby raving

    Adorable! I love all the details. The collar and the open back, it’s perfect!

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    Apr 5, 2011, 12.08 AMby mnavoy

    you have to wear it out! it looks so great and absolutely adorable

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    Apr 3, 2011, 03.43 PMby bowifixx

    i love it very much

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    Apr 3, 2011, 03.25 PMby soulfulll

    Send it to me, I’ll wear it! lol great job!

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    Mar 14, 2011, 01.16 AMby helenhulbert

    Its Brilliant! It looks beautiful on you

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    Mar 11, 2011, 02.11 AMby lanternwaste33

    Cute! This is an EvaDress pattern, isn’t it? I thought about buying that one, but decided my fat is better off un-exposed. You look great in though!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 10.05 PMby makeanddo123

    That lil’ number is truly stunning! Maybe wear it to your local Farmer’s Market or riding your bike?

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    Mar 10, 2011, 08.48 PMby freakusbzzz

    even if you dont like the outfit you’ve got some amazing photos from it.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 08.03 PMby superflorence

    If you dont want it, ill have it.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 07.33 PMby Olivia Anne

    oh man I think it’s amazing, I’m in love

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    Mar 10, 2011, 07.14 PMby Denise Angela

    So modern & pretty! love it!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.36 PMby dilshadburman

    I LOVE it!!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.31 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    I have a similar playsuit…cut out from vintage fabric and pattern. I should wear it more often..but playsuits are hard to wear on a daily basis. There’s that bare back!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.24 PMby tinybows

    Oh wow, that is absolutely adorable!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.04 PMby leashbean

    this is GREAT! i know how it is after spending hours on something and just thinking “meh” but i assure you if you put it away for a while and bring it back out, you will be thrilled. GREAT WORK!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.04 PMby Roseana Auten

    Love it.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 05.14 PMby seasidelaundry

    Well, I “am” vintage & yet, I find this so perfect for today. Please wear it. I absolutely love it!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 02.46 PMby laceandthimble

    Oh, it’s darling!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 01.11 PMby Priscilla Folley

    I think it’s super fun and it looks cute on you. I actually think that not wearing it very often will work in your favor. It’s such an unusual and memorable pattern that you WANT people to go “wow, I haven’t seen her in that before”. =)

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    Mar 10, 2011, 11.15 AMby harrietbazley

    Not sure about the sitting-down and full-front shots; looks good lying down and standing up from the back.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 10.36 AMby carottesauvage

    It looks great! The perfect outfit for a day at the beach. I guess this garment doesn’t fit many occasions. To dress it up: I think a white collar boat tee shirt worn together with a fitted navy blue blazer/jacket (the playsuit collar placed over the lapels) would make it more versatile!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 10.18 AMby vanessajp

    It’s really lovely on you! But I know what you mean about going off a project after working on it for so long. Give it a couple of weeks and maybe you’ll fall back in love with it. Should still be warm enough in Sydney at that time!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 09.51 AMby Debby H

    You look lovely in it. Do wear it, it suits you.

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