I had this vintage seersucker from the Two Squirrels shop that was begging to be made into some sort of one piece suit type thing.
I used vintage McCalls 5829, a bathing suit pattern. It was pretty straightforward to sew. Initially, I made it a bit tight. I guess, because it's a bathing suit pattern, there isn't much ease in it. You wouldn't want much if you were going to wear it in the water, of course, because it would go all saggy. I have to say, I'm pretty pleased about the invention of lycra because I can't imagine it being very comfortable to swim in something made of heavy cotton. Since I wasn't going to be doing any swimming in it, I let the seams out a bit so I could actually breathe while wearing it.
I didn't have enough fabric to match the print but I'm not too worried since you rarely find RTW clothes with the print matched these days.
|Grumpy is my default face|
I took this photo a couple of weeks ago when it was far warmer. I'm back to wearing cardigans and thick tights now. I don't mind though, Autumn is my favourite season.
Scarf: Op shopped
Sunglasses: Vintage shop
Belt: Op shopped
Shoes: Golden Ponies