Butterick 5629 is a vintage mens jumpsuit pattern from the 1960s. A reader of my blog, Male Pattern Boldness, sent it to me.
My fabric is a stretchy cotton twill I bought last September thinking I'd make a trench coat out of it. Never happened.
Starting to cut.
You can see how well organized I am.
Testing topstitching on a fabric swatch.
This is the inside of the back.
This is my sewing table. What a mess!
Whoops: I sewed the front legs together by mistake.
An early fitting.
From the back.
Can you tell I put the right pocket on wrong-side-up? Whoops!
Continuous lap on sleeve.
Sleeve pleats before attaching cuff. Please excuse my filthy ironing board!
Sleeves on and top and bottom attached. Not bad.
Just need to add buttons and buttonholes. I decided against the belt which would break the strong vertical line of the blue zipper.
Back seams line up fairly well at waistline.
The blue topstitching matches the zipper.
Collar topstitching. A little puckering there unfortunately and that edge seam should not be visible.
On the street.
NOTE TO SELF: boxers only.
With beret, desert boots, and matching t-shirt.
With neckerchief and fedora.
Next time I'll make these 2 inches longer. Do highwater pants make short people look tall? I'm never sure. (I'm 5'7")
Hey, it IS a jumpsuit!
I like the details like the princess seams and sleeve pleats.
It fits well in the rear. Having my hands in the front pockets tends to pull on the seat.
Does this look vintage, modern, or just bizarre?
Taking a modeling break.
Onward and upward! More about my jumpsuit at my blog: http://malepatternboldness.blogspot.com/2010/02/jumpsuit-for-joy.html