I’d been ‘toying’ with the idea of making a playsuit. However, are they age appropriate for someone who is 40 something? Three things made me think “sod it! I’m making one anyway”
We have been having the most amazing weather and I need one.
I found an old pattern from Prima August 2002 in my stash.
Scooter Phoenix is having a Jump Suit Challenge. I like to call mine a play suit!
So here’s the pattern I used:
It was an absolute doddle to put together. I’d never made anything with an elasticated waist before and it was really easy. It turned out much better than I thought and have even been seen out and about in public wearing it. I made it with 1.5 m of sequinned jersey I bought from Dewsbury. It was 150cm wide and £2/m. The sequins are stuck on, and there’s other patterns too in bronze colours.
I thought initially it would just be good for:
PEGGING THE WASHING OUT
After speaking to friends in Canada and America it was strange to find they don’t ‘peg out’. This seems odd to me as in the beginning of the year it’s a big event when the weather turns and we can finally peg out!
It’s the only chore I do with a smile on my face!!
WEEDING THE GARDEN
I have a trowel in my hand, it looks like i’m just pointing at the ground! The elasticated top is fab for gardening. Usually when wearing a vest top when you lean over “things” can fall out. This doesn’t happen with the playsuit. (please note hubby if you do read this, this is evidence that I do things at home other than sewing!)
WATERING THE GARDEN
Such strenuous activity in this heat.
But its good for chillaxing too!
For those of you thinking of making one too you could probably manage to make one without a pattern. You could use for the bottom any drawstring trouser/PJ bottoms pattern, and just a tube for the top, or a vest top. Just add a couple of extra inches for where they join together in the middle to make the elastic casing.