My First Two-Piece Playsuit

I’ve been seeing the cutest retro print mini skirts paired with little crop tops lately. Like this set from Glitters For Dinner that I keep wishing I could afford.

Glitters For Dinner - Kendra Orange Floral Set
Glitters For Dinner – Kendra Orange Floral Set

I decided I had to own my own two-piece playsuit but for that dreamiest of dreams to come true, I would have to make it myself. Without a pattern. … I can sew pretty okay as long as you give me the pattern pieces and a set of instructions but I can personally vouch for the laughable nature of my attempts at free-handing a design. (Maybe I have some photos squirreled away and I can share those mutants someday.) So to get some ideas, I pulled out all of my patterns and realized I already owned everything I needed. Hoarding is for winners.

For the crop top, I used the bodice of a Built By Wendy shift dress from the Built By Wendy Dresses Book. Easy! And it is a pullover. Even easier! For the skirt, I found a super neat pattern from 1971. Apparently, I’d been hoarding this away for quite some time since I have no idea where it even came from but was perfect.

Simplicity Sewing Pattern 9332 Scooter Skirt and Tunic
Simplicity Sewing Pattern 9332 Scooter Skirt and Tunic

It’s not just a skirt, it’s a skort! I went with the view 2 skirt sans pocket and d-ring tab because I didn’t want to disrupt my crazy print. Overall, it was pretty easy to sew up (especially considering how cheap my rainbow cotton fabric was) and aside from the fact that I look like an adult, Rainbow Brite Color Kid cheerleader, I love it!


8 thoughts on “My First Two-Piece Playsuit

  1. Wowee! Talk about coincidences – I just today found a true vintage (1960’s) little suit like that! Green striped cropped SS jacket and a matching mini. Love yours! Being able to sew is such a valuable skill! Thanks so much for joining my fun – daily photos from my own true vintage closet.

    • Thank you! I love it too. Sometimes I would like to marry my hair but usually only after somebody with know-how has styled it properly. You’re welcome for the follow, I love your duck tales.

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