“Vintage Sunsuit” by Kathy Blackmon is pictured here in two adorable versions.

This precious vintage sunsuit designed by Kathy Blackmon is featured in our Summer 2019 issue of Classic Sewing. The pattern’s plain front is an ideal canvas for all types of techniques. Here are a couple of embellishment ideas!

Seen here, the front is embellished with embroidered insertion and rows of lace, all framed by gathered lace. On the seat of the sunsuit, three rows of gathered lace add to its frilly appeal. And of course, a very large sash is in order, made of fabric with large pearl buttons closing the sides.

The pale ballerina pink fabric was chosen to match the colors in the embroidered yoke. When you are selecting your color palette, find your embroidered insertion first and then match the fabric to it.

In this second version, the pattern is embellished with shark’s teeth and tatting—adorable!

This sunsuit has all the right embellishments for classic fashions updated for today’s sewists.

This garment was designed for comfort and ease of dressing a child. The extra-wide straps make this a comfortable sunsuit to wear. The straps crisscross in the back, loop through side buttonholes, and meet in the center to tie in the adorable sash bow. The pattern is presented for 6M–3T and will be one of your favorites.

For the pattern and instructions for creating this sunsuit, check out our Summer 2019 issue of Classic Sewing magazine.

summer 2019 cover