I mentioned in a previous post that I had found some great fabric! This is the finished project. I still need to make Rich a matching camp shirt!
Fabric: Thrifted Fabric (9 yards) from Savers (see link above of "previous post").
Lining- I used the same fabric because you could see the lining in some places.
Pattern: It was a Frankenstein of patterns!! For the bolero: Simplicity 3748 (the reproduction of their vintage patterns). For the playsuit: McCall's 6331 view A. For the skirt: McCall's 5430
Year: It's a "new" pattern but lends itself perfectly to a vintage look resort set!
Notions: 14" zipper and iron interfacing for waist.
Time to complete: Under 10 or so hours. All the modifications and alterations took a bit.
First worn: VLV 2012. At our engagement party at the pool party!
Wear again? Yes! I want to make more like this with different modifications.
Changes to patterns: 1) I had to add about 4 inches to the body of the playsuit (pattern McCall's 6331) I did not want short shorts! 2) Still on the playsuit- I increased the strap width by 2 inches. 3) Added 4 triangular pieces to the skirt (pattern McCall's 5430) to give it a more full "vintage" look.
Changes for the future: The bolero was a bit short. I would like it to be longer to cover my back a little more.