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A Parfait variation

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sarai in overalls

This is my new playsuit/overalls! I’ve been wanting a cute vintage style denim playsuit for so long. I’m generally a dress/skirt girl, but there are certain things that are just not as easy in a dress. Riding my bike is one of them.

At some point, I realized that the Parfait pattern would look awesome as a playsuit. Then I realized that I had this heavy, dark vintagey denim in my stash. And these awesome vintage red and white buttons. And a cherry print cotton that I bought at Joann in the 90s, which I used for the in-seam pockets. So this whole thing was kinda-sorta free.

buttons

cherry pockets

To alter Parfait, I just used a shorts pattern from the 1950s that I had and bolted that on to the bodice. The 50s shorts are a little odd, they tend to exaggerate the hips a bit which I don’t particularly mind, but it’s not a look for everyone.

I did the buttonholes in red, frankly because I ran out of the heavy navy thread I’d been using. But I like it!

buttonholes

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

Comments 13

andrea frauburow.blogspot.com

hi, your pattern arrived today. i cannot wait to try them out! i am a pattermaker myself and in love with all kind of patterns. yours are made with so much love and care! i have never senn such a cute pattern sheet!

andrea

hope

I love your patterns! Unfortunately, the links aren’t working under the “In the shop” section.

Casey blog.caseybrowndesigns.com

I know I already commented on your Flickr page about this, but it’s so cute! :) Now I’m kinda thinking I should give this a try myself… I’ve got a 1940s shorts pattern (needs to be tested/fitted)… hehe!

(Those buttons are killer, btw!)

SwanDiamondRose swandiamondrose.com

those look great. i love the casual-dressy combination. and that buttonhole is primo. nice.

Roxanne cheetahvelour.typepad.com

Those buttonholes are PERFECT! What’s your secret? ;)

Sarai

Thanks everyone!

Roxanne, no secrets here! I just have a regular mechanical sewing machine and buttonhole presser foot. :)

Roxanne cheetahvelour.typepad.com

I think I need to learn how to use my foot correctly and practice, practice, practice. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

cal hodgepodgefarm.blogspot.com

oh that is adorable! i always love denim with red, and a playsuit, how fun! i think i need a playsuit in my life…

geek+nerd geekxnerd.com

Oh my gosh, I love the play suit variation. You look ridiculously cute in it!!!

chelsea elseachelsea.typepad.com

These are adorable!!

danni ridgeway

hia i am a fashion student in college.and i was wondering where i can purchase a playsuit pattern from . hope u reply xxx

Liz

You should do a follow up post showing how to use iris pattern for this, if the iris would fit the bill?

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