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Mens jumpsuit from vintage Seventies pattern

Added Feb 14, 2010

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






This is a cotton knit jumpsuit I made from Butterick 6681, a vintage mens pattern from the Seventies. I used a striped fabric even though the pattern says not suitable for stripes: I like a challenge!

It has raglan sleeves and an invisible zipper up the front. It’s very comfy and toasty, actually! It’s a Valentines Day gift for my partner, Michael.

More about this project on my blog: malepatternboldness.blogspot. com




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    Mar 24, 2010, 02.17 PMby nehifamily

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this….it’s awesome for a “throw something on and still rock” sort of day! I really love that you made the legs a tad bit longer than what was in fashion at the time of the pattern.

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    Mar 22, 2010, 03.47 AMby fennecriku

    I Love this Jumper, Oyy I wish i had patterns for something like this in my hand right now.

    Its really great :]

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    Feb 27, 2010, 06.06 PMby dorasmora

    hah, great, I like it!

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    Feb 18, 2010, 11.45 AMby emmia

    looks super comfy! but, when is it suppose to be used? In the brochure it looks like an everyday item to walk around in ? :P

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      Feb 18, 2010, 01.59 PMby Peter Lappin

      In a knit jersey like this, I think of it more for lounging at home. But in a stiffer fabric, or done with full-length pants (the other version on the pattern), it could be worn out, I think. If you’re brave!

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    Feb 18, 2010, 05.40 AMby wiccanjello

    I love this! I’ve been wanting to make a jumpie for awhile now. :)

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      Feb 18, 2010, 02.00 PMby Peter Lappin

      If you can find the pattern, you should give it a try. It shows up from time-to-time on Etsy and eBay.

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    Feb 18, 2010, 12.38 AMby passthepins

    Hi David . I love your blog :), How good are 70,s jumpsuits? Good on you for smashing the sewing stereotype, that its a girly mama craft .. I envy your flat cheast for the jumpsuit.. As a DD they rarely look any good on me, dang it!! And the stripes rock!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 09.21 PMby mynameisdavid

    Wowza! I need this jumper! Seriously, can I get a custom order? I love it!

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      Feb 17, 2010, 09.59 PMby Peter Lappin

      Hi, David. I think we met at the Expo in Novi.

      Ha – glad you like the jumpsuit!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 07.22 PMby be-bops1

    Awesome.. BTW, I love your blog and all the retro patterns you try out. :) I just became a follower!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 05.46 PMby wzrdreams

    Very, very cool. That is a great valentine gift! I would love to see my honey in something like that.

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      Feb 17, 2010, 10.00 PMby Peter Lappin

      So many women have said that! LOL

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    Feb 15, 2010, 04.40 PMby amibambini

    Well that’s something I have never seen on Burdastyle before! I love it!

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      Feb 17, 2010, 10.00 PMby Peter Lappin

      I’m doing my best to address the gender imbalance!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 12.59 PMby nenasew

    Love it. I hope these jumpsuits come back. I would love to see my husband in one.

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      Feb 16, 2010, 01.37 AMby camilaustral

      hehe i would love to see my boyfriend in one of these too =D

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      Feb 17, 2010, 10.01 PMby Peter Lappin

      If he’s a 36" chest, I have JUST the pattern! (he he)

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    Feb 15, 2010, 06.56 AMby liaspace

    hihihihi this is so cute :)

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    Feb 15, 2010, 06.26 AMby anna agyekum

    love your stuff!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 02.57 AMby distie

    Those stripes line up perfectly! It looks really well-made – what a nice Valentine’s gift!

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      Feb 17, 2010, 10.02 PMby Peter Lappin

      Now I can’t get it off him! ha ha

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    Feb 15, 2010, 01.31 AMby camilaustral

    hehe that’s funny :) and it looks great with stripes! what were they thinking :D

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    Feb 14, 2010, 11.47 PMby judeb

    Cool jumpsiut, your matching of the stripes is well done as so tricky using a knit fabric, keep up the great sewing

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      Feb 17, 2010, 10.02 PMby Peter Lappin

      Thanks. Wonder Tape helped A LOT.

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