When I started, I thought I was going to make a 1940's shirt dress. But, because I needed hiking gear and stuff to wear in the spring race challenge, I returned to the playsuit.
I pulled out the pattern pieces and my moulage, traced some lines and roughly estimated what the rest of the pattern would need. For example, you can see the slash and spread I did on the bust dart to create the similar shape as found on the playsuit. I had so much fun drafting and using my moulage. This really got me motivated and excited about drafting from my moulage. Each piece I make from it gets better and I learn something.
I love this pink. I mean LOVE! I've been dreaming of clothing that I saw 5-10 years ago with places like Oilily, Gudrun Sjoden, Sewing Like Mad's Pink Vinyl Raincoat, and Oleana Sweaters. Oh swoon! And just now, I've finally collected the right fabrics and patterns that I'm making myself the clothes I've dreamed of. I'm giddy! I don't care if it's in vogue or makes anyone else happy but me.
I did notice that I need to futher alter the back of my moulage as I'm getting weird diagonal draglines. And, after putting the top on, it's so stretchy, that I could likely take out another 3-4". But, for a nice fitting walking top (not a swim top) it'll be fine. The straps are also too far apart in the back. Even though I curved them, they still need to be moved into the centerline ~ 2" each. That's an easy enough fix.
Then, I pulled out my 1970's Kwik Sew bikini pattern in sizes 6-10. It feels odd to call this vintage, but it's Over 40 years old, so I guess it qualifies. So, you know what's really fantastic? Based on the Lane Bryant fabric & measurements, I can use the size 8 or 10 pattern and have a pair of swim bottoms that fit. Take that modern pattern sizing. Kwik Sew patterns are always a bit more generous, but I find that usually the patterns overall are more generous because they often had only wovens to work with. Make a vintage pattern in a knit that is a snug fit in a woven, usually it fits and quite well.