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Parrot Playsuit

Added Jul 3, 2014

by DrapedinClou...

Cologne, Germany






Already in spring I had found this really cute parrot fabric at Alfatex and promptly had the idea to make a summery, 1950s playsuit inspired set with it (minus the shorts). The fabric is quite see-through so I decided to make a slip first and bought off-white elastical synthetic fabric (also at Alfatex). I used the slip pattern that is part of Retro Butterick B5920 as a basis but changed it quite a lot – I took the waist in and made a tiered skirt because I wanted it to be more petticoat-like. I really like the slip but I am pretty disappointed by the fabric I used, it is flimsy, get’s damaged and crinkles easily, not exactly great for a undergarment (or any garment, come to speak of it). I had even asked the salesperson for advice because I have no experiences with elastic fabrics but I guess she had no idea either, next time I will research for myself (and there will be a next time, I’d love to make a black slip next!). I used the parrot fabric to make a skirt and a top – the skirt is a simple dirndl skirt with a zipper and the top is self-drafted. I am almost completely happy with this top pattern by now – it has enough ease to be easily put on even with a non-elastic fabrics and is still fitted enough to look nice. I used black bias-binding on the armholes and the neckline to echo the skirts black waistband and added a few black buttons just for fun. I wore this for the first time last weekend and shivered a lot – unfortunately summer is taking a break here right now :-) I really hope that the sun will reappear soon!

There are a few more images on my blog, Draped in Cloudlets .




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    Jul 12, 2014, 01.24 PMby claudinka

    How nice, like it a lot.

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    Jul 11, 2014, 07.24 PMby nrobson

    This is really nice

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    Jul 6, 2014, 06.05 PMby surfjewels

    Love this, very cute, the bias and button details look great.

    Hannah. http://surfjewels.tumblr.com/

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    Jul 6, 2014, 08.02 AMby libbysharf

    so pretty!

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    Jul 5, 2014, 06.24 AMby baum

    very cute dress! I love that fabric:-)

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    Jul 4, 2014, 04.01 PMby Byanka Ayala

    Oh my…I love your dress! I like the black bias and how you made your slip.

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    Jul 3, 2014, 10.28 PMby LaMadalena

    Lovely! You really rock that parrot fabric <3

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    Jul 3, 2014, 05.27 PMby kristikaarlop

    Very cute dress:)

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    Jul 3, 2014, 04.12 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress and very nice fabric! Congrats on being featured! :)

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    Jul 3, 2014, 01.12 PMby theru

    Love the dress! A really nice design, especially the neckline :)

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    Jul 3, 2014, 12.22 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and it looks fabulous on you. Your fabric is lovely as well x

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