3.30.2010

a hint & a playsuit

While I'm working hard all week trying to pull my etsy grand opening together I want to give you guys a wee little teaser of what's coming to the shop. This outfit actually isn't for sell, but it went so well with the theme (hint, hint) that I wanted to show it off a bit.

I made the playsuit at the beginning of last year (when I was obsessively into bikinis and playsuits from the 40's and 50's) using a 1960's swimsuit pattern I picked up at some crappy yard sale that was advertised to be much better than it was. The seersucker was a bad choice of fabrics for a quality swimsuit, but it was the perfect choice for a cute, nautical playsuit! It was one of the first (and last) things I sewed since I'm such a horrible seamstress, and of course I got frustrated at the quality of my work and abandoned it before it was finished. It's really too poorly done to save it now, but looking at these photos makes me want to break that pattern back out and give it another go...






Modeled by Gracie.

And congratulations to Suseth for winning the Missiko hair straightener giveaway!!

29 comments:

Ollie Otson said...

In the first picture, your model looks like the actress who plays Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter. She's very pretty and that playsuit is awesome. You definitely should give it another go!

Carys said...

That playsuit is so nice!! Looking forward to seeing your shop!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Q's Daydream said...

You got me hooked! I'm sailor crazy!!!! wait till you see my post tomorrow ;o)

princesspolitico said...

another lovely nautical theme! this romper is adorable! you should give this pattern another go :)

xo.
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Maria Confer said...

I can't wait for your shop opening Starr.

Oh, wow. I would buy that romper!! So vintage and preppy.

XOXO

Lulu Letty

Sara Lynn said...

oh you should! I love it, very creative :)

Justice Pirate said...

I love the playsuit big time. It screams for me to own it (if it is in my size). hehe. great photos!!

Mousevox Vintage said...

Oh, wow! You did an excellent job. I love a good playsuit.

Hannah Keen said...

love love love it! And Gracie is sooo pretty!

Rosie said...

Such a lovely playsuit! I'm so excited for your store to open up! I'm leaning towards a nautical grand opening!

Elizabeth said...

you should absolutely give it another go, sometimes I find I have to excitedly rush through a pattern and thoroughly eff it up before I can try again and slow down.

Amelia said...

oh wow! it's really rather wonderful! looking forward to the shop as well. oh and thank you so much for the lovely words about my photos :)

Amelia of La Ville Inconnue

amanda said...

it's adorable! i love the pattern you used, and i think you did a great job in your sewing too. you should definitely try more of these. i wish i was brave enough to wear one a playsuit. maybe if i find one at the right price i'll get it to wear around the house.

Mel said...

What a fun playsuit/swimsuit! I love the seersucker print :)

Shirin said...

That is sooo friggin cute ! You should definitely keep at the sewing.

Can't wait for your Etsy shop.

Giovanna ♥ said...

How cute this is!! I love it!
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Lucy Marmalade said...

Awww, that last picture is adorable! I like the sailor theme you've had of late. :)

Krislyn said...

love the nautical theme going on here! the hat is my favourite!

Meggstatus said...

This is absolutely brilliant, I can't believe you made it???

LOVELOVE

Hunter said...

(Whistle) Sexy.

Can't wait to see your Etsy shop.

Danielle said...

so rad! i hope i can get my hair that long someday.

Meghan said...

dang that jumpsuit is too cute! can't wait for the etsy shop opening.

Valencia Lia said...

Wowwww,that's amazing! You made that romper?? You're a genius! I love love the pattern on it and I really can't wait to see what's up with your etsy shop soon.

Yeahhhhh :D

Leproust Vintage said...

I cannot wait for your shop to open....if your own wardrobe is any indication of your shop, I will be a frequent visitor!!

kate maggie said...

What a lovely suit! So dreamy...great pictures. x

Claradevi said...

Can't wait to see the shop. Goodluck for the preparation, Starr! :)

Miss Madeline said...

The play-suit is adorable! And I love the shoes your model is wearing!

Lucy said...

This is just adorable!!

Marta Castellanos said...

That´s great!I´m looking forward to buy in your shop!!xoxo

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