Today, I randomly wondered via Twitter if I should sew something, like a new sundress. A friend commented that I should and we discussed our mutual love of retro fashion. And inspiration struck: I should make that playsuit / skirt combination that has been on my to do list for a year. So I start thinking about combining patterns, like was my original plan, and I do some Google-ing. Low and behold, Simplicity has a decent playsuit pattern. It's not perfect, and it'll need some modification, but it'll be easier and quicker than franken-patterning my own.
Planned alterations: A shorter length, the legs of the playsuit look a little long. Maybe a different neckline, more like this one from one of the retro sundress patterns I got from Diary of a Renaissance Seamstress a while ago. And I'm probably going to change the zipper to a back zipper and get rid of the way that back looks, I think it has elastic in it.
Or maybe I should just franken-pattern it, if I'm going to be making all these alterations anyways...Actually I think altering the playsuit pattern will probably end up easier, because its already meant to fit a certain way, whereas I'd probably run into fitting issues if I tried to combine a bodice from a dress pattern with a shorts pattern.
So I need to pick up Simplicity 2401 asap, and about 5 yards of a nice cotton. I may have something in my stash, but I'm not sure. I'll check clearance today, but if I don't find something it'll be okay -- I've got some time.
New sewing list:
- Gyspy steampunk by April 27th for Steampunk Empire Symposium
- Paris steampunk by April 27th for Steampunk Empire Symposium
- Playsuit / skirt combo by May 3rd for Florida trip
God, I'm a glutton for punishment...