Flamingo Playsuit

Summer is almost upon us in Aussie so a good time to start sewing some quick fun little outfits – like a playsuit!

Spotlight had a sale on recently (they always have a sale on) where I picked up this cute flamingo printed rayon for a steal. I already had a playsuit in mind so thought this fabric would be perfect to give a fun 70’s type feel to it. Can’t be too serious with a playsuit!

There weren’t too many playsuit patterns available that really took my eye but this Simplicity pattern number 1355 ticked all the boxes. It has a cross over back which is really flattering, long or short, pant or skirt and v-neck or scoop options. Very versatile.

The pattern is easy to sew but there are a couple of little things that take a bit of extra time. There are thread loops on the side seams which are easy enough but a beginner might struggle. The pattern doesn’t actually tell you how to sew thread loops either but luckily enough I have a couture sewing book which covers everything including thread loops. There are a lot of online tutorials out there also. Here is good one from Colette.

I will definitely make this pattern again, maybe in the skirt/scoop neck version.

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