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Playful Playsuit

Added Sep 3, 2013

by alaney

Boston, Massachu...






Katy and I made playsuits!

The base of the bodice was made using the Burdastyle Bustier Top 5/2011 pattern. I altered it to include the angled shoulder strap inspired by this look in the Dolce & Gabbana 2012 ready to wear show.

To create the angled straps I actually used the bodice front and top back pieces of the Belladone dress pattern from Deer and Doe as a guide. I cut away the bodice at an angle from where the shoulder meets the neck seam to the arm scye.

For the tulip shaped, tulip print skirt I used the skirt portion of the Nicola dress from Victory Patterns. I just made a waistband the length of the top edge of the wrap skirt and added snaps and a skirt slide bar to hold it in place.

More details on the blog

Material Notes

I used a red cotton lawn underlined with a mid-weight red cotton for the bodice exterior, and black cotton for the lining. All the fabrics I used in the top were actually scraps from previous projects. I interfaced the lining, and used boning at the side seams.

I found the tulip print stretch cotton on Mood’s website for the lining I used red cotton lawn.





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    Sep 9, 2013, 03.31 AMby alekat

    so gorgeous! i love the modification of the bustier top

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    Sep 4, 2013, 07.53 PMby MandieW

    Congrats, you’ve made our member project of the week!

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      Sep 5, 2013, 03.11 AMby alaney

      Thank you! We’re so flattered!

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    Sep 4, 2013, 04.06 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Just Perfect – what else can be said? You look so beautiful and playful – I’d rather say … the image of smart sexuality, very nice:)

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    Sep 4, 2013, 01.10 PMby nrobson

    love these a lot, very vintage style =o)

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    Sep 3, 2013, 08.04 PMby Mary Athey

    Hi, these are both gorgeous, i commented in these the other day though?? did something happen to the project?? i love both of these and the fabric and photos are fab x

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      Sep 3, 2013, 10.38 PMby alaney

      Oh, no – Katy and I have a sewing blog, and so she posted featuring hers (white and green) and I posted featuring mine (red). Thank you – so glad you like them!

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      Sep 4, 2013, 06.30 AMby Mary Athey

      lol, i thought i was seeing things!! bioth of these are gorgeous. you both did a brillant job on them and styled them so well and i do love the photo’s x

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