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My polka dot playsuit

Added Jul 23, 2015

by scuffsan

Göteborg, Sweden






My version of the Salme playsuit pattern. I made it up in a black viscose with tiny pink polka dots that has been in my stash for years just waiting for the right project to come along. Instead of the snap closure the pattern calls for I decided on buttons and buttonholes, not only because I thought they would make a nice design detail but also because I didn’t want to risk ripping the fabric with the snap closure.

I graded the pattern from a size 8 in the bust to a size 10 in the waist and then ended with a size 12 in the hips. I could probably have shortened the bodice just a tad for a better fit, especially since i used iron on iterfacing to stabilize the button placket and now that part isn’t soft and drapey.

As many others I did find the instructions very vague. Sewing the bodice was fine, but when it came to the pockets the instructions were not clear at all and for constructing the shorts it felt as they actually forgot to even write instructions. Good thing for me it wasn’t my first go at pants.

I absolutely love the polka dots and this romper is insanely comfy, but the fabric tends to wrinke like crazy especially on the front of the shorts if I sit for a long time. I have also noticed that wearing a tank top under is a good thing. With a bodice that loose and a pretty deep neckline I really can’t bend over without showing a little too much of the girls. Still, for my first romper ever I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

Material Notes

Black viscose fabric with pink polka dots
Five buttons




Garment Type

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    Aug 2, 2015, 04.34 AMby nrobson

    very sweet, i love it X

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    Jul 24, 2015, 10.06 AMby Mary Athey

    This us lovely and I bet it looks great on x

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      Jul 24, 2015, 05.44 PMby scuffsan

      Thank you!
      To be honest it doesn’t look too shabby on ;-)

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