Sunday, 2 February 2014

Playsuit - McCalls 6362

In the 70's View A was short jumpsuit. Now it's called a 'playsuit', 'romper' or 'onesie' for the kiddies. PS. The People's choice Macquarie Dictionary Word of the year in 2013 is onesie.
I've made the View A with an Australian natives twist using this white on black cotton print from my local fabric haunt MyHung. Happy Lunar New Year y'all.
The neckline and armholes are finished with cotton bias binding and I've used an invisible zipper along the centre back seam. Elastic is used in the waist seam casing and I've made the belt with leftover fabric. I did check the bodice with my bodice block so I knew the neckline and armholes would sit well on me. And they did.
The glamorous views in this McCalls pattern would be perfect for date nights or clubbing using a satin or slinky feel fabric. But for me, this cotton version is stock standard coastal wear. Shelley Beach in fact in the afternoon of a great Summer's day with no humidity. Sydney is humidity central in February so will be my standard attire while it's hot.
No real print placement took place. There are Koalas, Rosellas, Emus, Platypus and golden wattle throughout this print.  Now this bird had better get back to her sewing machine and leave the jumpsuits for others to make.
A glamour shot wearing my havaianas
Mr V took these photos. We hung out at the beach for the rest of the afternoon and had fun in the waves. It was a long drive home so we had dinner at Terrigal, another great beach town.

12 comments:

Andrea said...

Cute outfit and beautiful beach!

Diana said...

Oh I love it Maria.So cute and I so envy the weaather you're obviously enjoying!!

BeaJay said...

What a wonderful Summer jump suit. Very sweet and perfect for Shelley Beach.

Kristy said...

What a classy way to do Australiana - you look great!

Shelly said...

That is one cute playsuit. Perfect for our hot Australian Summer conditions.

Gail said...

I might need to borrow this for work if our air-con doesn't get fixed! You are certainly getting full value from this pattern.

RhondaBuss said...

How cute are you?!!! Perfect beach outfit.

Summer Flies said...

Oh lovely. Perfect for the beach but you have to make a cowl neck on in slinky fabric me thinks!

Sarah Liz said...

Such a fun outfit - love it. Yes, this part of the world is humid - the less worn the better! This is a nice way to do it! Sounds like you had a lovely day.

Giggles said...

You know, this looks really good actually, very fashionable. I had to buy a onesie for my niece and she had her heart set on some polyester monstrosity and I still can't believe I actually bought it.

Therese said...

really cute jumpsuit! Just the item to wear when its so hot!

Joy said...

This is so much fun - you have me tempted to sew myself a playsuit for the beach this summer. The word "onesie" makes me laugh every time. Maybe I'm in the backwaters, but the only usage here is for a baby's undergarment.

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