Needless to say, I had to whip one up. Immediately, if not sooner. And so I did. With my fabby MIL to help me, cos one thing I have never quite been taught is how to decipher vintage patterns ("baste? what the heck is basting"?!). It might look easy, but it kinda wasn't. There are a billion bits to this pattern, and its all beautifully lined inside. After sewing the straps about 200 times (pick - unpick - pick - unpick) I was almost over it, but I reckon the finished product was worth a day of pain. Almost.
In truth , I think this playsuit is pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen. Certainly on my ever-obliging daughter, Fern! With ruffled sleeves, gathered leg holes, mismatching buttons and that delightful "bloomery" shape, I want to make one in every fabric for Fern to get about in this Summer!
But my question to you is --- should I make these for my store? I see them as appropriate from babies to toddlers and beyond (Fern is almost 3!) and would make them in various sizes. I think the suits are cute-as-a-boot but would you buy one for YOUR daughter if you saw one? And if so... how much would you pay for one? I truly want your honest feedback! Obviously there are limitless possibilities for fabrics and Id probably make them in bright colours for Summer. Mismatched buttons optional! Anyway. I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks in advance!! x