The “Any Excuse to Wear” Playsuit
Fabric: Remnant soft blue herringbone($3) and cream & peach floral cotton($6)
Pattern: Mccalls 6311 ($1)
Notions: zipper($1.40) and push-up pads(free from work)
Time to Complete: 4 Hrs
First Worn: May 2012
Wear Again: Oh yeah, I feel spicy in this!
Total Price: $11.40
I really wanted to use these two fabrics together for this challenge. I love the pattern contrast, but I also love how the blue hue compliments the peach hue. In fact I love complimentary colors all together. But I didn’t have enough of the herringbone to do anything big with the 2 yards of floral cotton. Then I remembered Mena’s playsuit from the pin-up challenge. Why yes, a playsuit! What a grand idea! McCall’s patterns were going on sale, and I had more than enough fabric to do this. It also doesn’t hurt to have a playsuit to garden, tan, walk the beach, or go on that long awaited cruise I have been dreaming about in.
This pattern was the simplest by far to use. And very easy to fit to my measurements. Of course I always have trouble up in the bust and back area. What else is new? So I added padded cups to make up the difference. Maybe one day I will hit puberty. I wont count on it though. I know, I’m hard on myself. The best part is the contrasting fold over at the top. I did have to take the straps down a few times trying to get the most comfortable and logical length.
I really love this playsuit. It’s hard enough to find swimsuits that make me feel womanly without compromising my modesty standards. A playsuit, I may not be able to swim in, but I could wear it to the beach or whatnot where I don’t plan on swimming but do plan on enjoying the sun with everyone else. I feel like this playsuit gives me shape. I like having shape. I never knew what it felt like before.
I wanted to take these photos at the beach, but there was no time with our busy schedules, so we headed to Dad’s pool again (which I am so embarrassed because it is so dirty)and borrowed my brother’s surfboard to give it a Gidget like feel. Thanks Mena for the fabulous idea!