Remember the darling little halter-neck playsuit from last week?
Well, when I sent the toile for it to S. she noticed how much it looked like a sailor suit in white, and liked it so much that she asked me to make her a second playsuit, this one with a nautical theme.
I suggested mixing things up a bit, and using a different bodice for the top half of the playsuit, specifically this little cutie from my pattern collection:
We settled on blue fabric with a detachable white collar with red trim, and cute blue buttons with ‘X’es on them that remind me of compasses.
The bodice top married to the shorts from the original playsuit well, all I had to do was adjust for a back fastening rather than a side fasteningso that she could get in and out of it.
To play-up the nautical inspiration I added little white piping at the front pleats.
Like the floral playsuit, this one has a skirt to button over it. I made this skirt a little wider, to give it more flow and a point of difference from the yellow skirt.
And, like the yellow playsuit, it’s almost as pretty on the inside as on the outside, with French seams and hand-sewn bias-bound neck and sleeve edges
And, as a final touch, as I was getting fabric for another commission I walked past the Army Surplus store and noticed cute little sailor caps in the window, and of course I had to get one for S., as she was just such a lovely client to work with. I put a button and a bit of the trim from the collar on it.
And I’m sure you think this is all very lovely and cute, but you really wish you could actually see it on S.. Am I right?
Well, yes you can!
Doesn’t she look fabulous? And don’t you want those shoes?
And, as a special bonus, here are photos of S. in the yellow playsuit! (I’ve also added these to the original playsuit post, just to make them easy to find and covet later 😉 )