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Prima Playsuit

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” 1 We have been having the most amazing weather and I need one. 2 I found an old pattern from Prima August 2002 in my stash. 3 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 WEEDING THE GARDEN WATERING THE GARDEN But its …

Prima 2005 – Vintage!

Here is a top I made from a Prima pattern I found in the loft dated September 2005. Another 2 years and it will be officially vintage! I started it on Monday hoping to wear it for my birthday lunch, but didn’t quite manage it so finished it this morning. Here’s the original picture, it was supposed to be a top but extended it to cover my bottom and made it tunic length: I bought the fabric from Topstitch of Brighouse a few weeks ago when I called in during my meal break. It was £3.99/m, I bought 1.5m because as usual I bought it for no project in particular and I think 1.5m is a good length! Here’s more of me having a fun photo shoot with my mum in her garden! Happy Sewing!!