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Swinging Sixties Hotpants a-Go-Go

Added Nov 16, 2010

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






I made this outfit and its match (see pic) for the One Pattern Wardrobe challenge on Pattern Review. I made four garments: hot pants and matching tunic, jacket and matching slacks. I used McCalls 2242, a vintage “coordinates” pattern from 1969 that I bought on Etsy. The jacket is very much in the spirit of late Sixties Yves Saint Laurent.

I created two outfits: one, youthful and hip, the other, more mature and elegant. Once again I am fortunate that my identical cousin Cathy was available to model these outfits on the streets of glamorous Chelsea, NYC.

More info and pics on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness. http://malepatternboldness.blogspot.com/2010/11/cathy-models-one-pattern-wardrobe.html

Which Cathy outfit do you prefer?

Material Notes

I used two types of houndstooth I bought in the Garment District: one, a black and white oversized houndstooth double knit and the other a black and red printed cotton twill.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends

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    Feb 7, 2012, 09.49 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Aaaaaaaah no Cathy no! What happened to the stately elegance of yesteryear?

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    Nov 17, 2010, 04.41 AMby juebejue

    wow! love the jacket with the red …boldness :) drooool on the houndtooth!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 06.35 PMby janene

    Hot pants all the way! x

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    Nov 16, 2010, 06.18 PMby kelepso

    I like the young Cathy. What do you do with all of these outfits once you make them?

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      Nov 16, 2010, 06.35 PMby Peter Lappin

      They hang in my closet! LOL

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      Nov 17, 2010, 02.01 AMby kelepso

      I’m quite sure you have an entire wardrobe. Why don’t you try selling them? You have a large fan base and I’m quite sure someone would love the have them :-)

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      Nov 17, 2010, 03.43 PMby Peter Lappin

      Thing is, they’re all the same size….

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      Nov 17, 2010, 05.40 PMby kelepso

      Great! Then you can name your collection after the size of the clothes. i.e. Lady Six :-)

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    Nov 16, 2010, 05.36 PMby la inglesita

    Yeah yeah! It must have been quite an experience to match the squares while keeping your sanity… I think Cathy is a winner on the black and white outfit. Excellent job, congratulations.

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    Nov 16, 2010, 04.49 PMby cantare

    The young and hip is just too good to pass up. The more mature is lovely though!

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    Nov 16, 2010, 03.28 PMby puffling

    Hot pants, definitely. Cathy has the gams for it ;)

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