“Party Playsuit”

Simplicity pattern 5981
Simplicity pattern 5981

I used this retro pattern I borrowed from my mum’s sewing cupboard to make this cute little playsuit/jumpsuit (View 2).

I was busy sewing this garment the evening before I wanted to wear it, so  I was rather pleased that the pattern was really easy to follow, and total construction time was less than 3 hours !

I wore the playsuit to a friends farewell “summer party”. The fabric print is bright and cheerful, and the playsuit design reminds me  of carefree childhood summers.

Link to previous blogpost with a picture of “Party Pant” and my “Party Playsuit”

After the initial wear of the playsuit, I decided to made a couple of changes to make the playsuit bodice fit more securely – this did include unpicking the back section, cutting and restitching.

back of pattern modifications
View 2 - back of pattern modifications

Changes made are:
– lowered the back
– added 2 rows of elastic on the back

I am really pleased with the finished garment, and hope that I get another chance to wear it.

Orange “Party Pant” for sale

I have completed my first pair of “Party Pant” which will be for sale in my Esty shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay


orange and black swirls party pant. Size S

This pair of casual unisex trousers, referred to as “Party Pant” have been made out African wax print cotton fabric with orange and black swirls on a white background.

Made with an elastic waist and drawstring, 2 front pockets and French seams throughout for additional strength.  The fabric has been pre-washed to prevent shrinkage and colour run.


pocket orange party pant
pocket, waistband and drawstring

These “Party Pant” are designed to sit on either the waist or hips and are for perfect festivals, lounging around the house and everywhere in between !

Size – Small

Purchase for  £15.00 plus postage, 1 currently available  (unless a made to size order is placed)


waist (unstretched): 66cm (26inches)

waist (stretched):  86cm (34inches)

top of waist to hem: 104cm  (41inches)