Sunday, March 16, 2014

Retro 70's Culotte Jumper pattern

I've been going through boxes of sewing stuff from my Mom's house, and in one of them I found this great pattern, Butterick 5139 from the mid 70's by designer Gil Aimbez:

I had a ton of jumpsuit type patterns, and culotte type patterns, but this one was the only one to combine both of these great 70's fashion genres!  Then as I went through another box, I found this:
I must have been about 13 or 14 when I made it.   Boy, was this a pain to put on.  I don't remember wearing it, but then again, there are a lot of 70's fashion moments that I've chosen to forget!  This is corduroy- another 70's love of mine. 
Look closely, and you can see the quilting detail on the bib part.  If only I can find a photo of me with my Farah Fawcett hairstyle, this memory would be complete!  Aw, I am so pining away for the good old days right now.  Does anyone else remember this one?

Happy Sewing!

Ann


9 comments:

  1. Well yours looks much cuter than the pattern envelope! And you can still get it on! Well done!
    This is why cleaning out stuff takes so long. But it's also what makes it worth doing.

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    1. Thanks, Lyndle! It is fun to remember these things.

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  2. Come on- take that baby out on the town!

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    1. Nooo way! I am way too old now. But, maybe I can talk one of my kids into wearing it as a costume for a 70's party sometime.

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  3. Oh, that is so wonderful your mother kept the jumpsuit and the pattern. How fun, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Lori. I've found most of the patterns that I sewed as a kid now, but very few of the garments. I think they were probably given away to cousins as hand-me downs.

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  4. That is a really beautiful jumper--much better than most 70's styles I've seen (but I didn't live through them, so I've mostly seen the clothes in the yellowed pictures my parents have...) I'm intrigued with the idea of culotte jumpers, as I've never worn one. They seem like the perfect marriage of skirt and pants...

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    1. Thanks, Alice! I think it is a neat idea- and perhaps we will see their return someday!

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  5. What a great jumper and love the fabric. It's perfect... and it's back in fashion. You could put it into rotation again. ;)

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