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Pinup Blues

Added Jun 11, 2012

by kristensaurus

., Delaware, Uni...






My stylist friend asked me to be her model for a pinup contest that’s held at a local car show. I didn’t win, but I had such a fun time sewing my outfit!
I drafted the top, which took a couple tries- it’s not easy making bra cups when you have no idea what you’re doing!
The shorts are a combination of the Ruby shorts pattern and the Kasia skirt- two great patterns, and I’m very happy with the fit of them.

Material Notes

The top is a light cotton lined with teal denim. The shorts are a navy bottomweight, pocket pouch lined with the same teal denim as the top.




Garment Type
Beach, Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Denim

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    Oct 30, 2015, 04.50 PMby sewing fanatic

    fantastic stuff!

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    Sep 6, 2012, 07.31 PMby pimsy

    Amazing !!!

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    Jul 26, 2012, 04.48 AMby leore

    What a genius combination! Love it!

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    Jul 25, 2012, 01.28 AMby MissMaddiePi

    WOW! That is an awesome outfit and you look amazing! Obviously the judges must have had the sun in their eyes or something. If you ever do get around to tipping us off about how you intersected/combined the two patterns, I would also be most appreciative. Regardless, thanks for the inspiration!

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    Jun 24, 2012, 10.51 PMby Vivat Veritas

    i love both top and shorts, and you look great! they both fit so well for you!!

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      Jun 28, 2012, 05.41 PMby kristensaurus

      Thank you, it’s much appreciated! (Especially from you; I’ve been swooning over your sewing for forever haha)

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    Jun 23, 2012, 11.47 AMby PrettyCharlie

    ADORABLE! :) I’m also curious about the height of the Ruby shorts. Did you add crotch length to them at all? And you did a fantastic job on the bra, seriously. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jun 28, 2012, 05.32 PMby kristensaurus

      thanks so much! I’ll measure them up and post where the patterns combined, bc I’m not exactly sure.
      And thanks about the bra too- it’s a hot mess on the inside though lol!

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    Jun 18, 2012, 04.41 PMby jesspolo

    You look great! I’m interested to know how much of the shorts came from the Ruby pattern and how much from the skirt pattern? Am I right in thinking the regular Ruby shorts are not so high-waisted as you’ve achieved here? Thanks

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      Jun 28, 2012, 05.28 PMby kristensaurus

      Thanks so much! You’re right, the orig shorts aren’t this high waisted. I’m going to measure some things and I’ll let you know what’s going on here, bc I can’t remember! :P

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    Jun 12, 2012, 07.43 PMby wildcatspow

    Super cute! You look good, girl!

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    Jun 12, 2012, 04.01 AMby caterina1980

    Loving the outfit, I’m def going to add these shorts to my “to-do” list for summer.

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      Jun 12, 2012, 07.21 PMby kristensaurus

      Thanks so much. And definitely do, Ruby is such a great pattern!

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    Jun 11, 2012, 08.28 PMby pamchar

    This outfit suits you very well. Pin-up contest is such a fun idea.

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      Jun 12, 2012, 07.20 PMby kristensaurus

      Thank you. Yes, it was a blast!

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    Jun 11, 2012, 06.42 PMby TailorFairy

    love the outfit! well done!

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    Jun 11, 2012, 03.04 PMby Maimeo882002

    very nice!

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