I recently came across a tiki print playsuit on Facebook and initially thought it was vintage. It turned out to be a reproduction from a company called Rockabillybetties Retro Re-Do. If you have not heard of it yet, Rockabillybetties does one and two piece playsuits, dresses, bra tops and skirts in a wide array of fabrics. The owner Ginger said she uses vintage patterns, but often slightly alters them to fit modern undergarments and shapes. She also really takes the time to source quality fabrics in beautiful colors and prints. The fabric that initially caught my eye turned out to be a Alfred Shaheen tiki god reissue fabric. She had the fabric in brown, green and teal. I knew I needed one of her two piece playsuits in the teal Shaheen Tiki God print, and I knew I had to share it with you all.
My set came about a week and a half later and I was floored. It was beautiful! This fabric is legit!
I loved that the shorts were not super short, they were the length they should have been in the 1940's. They are comfortable too, not too tight but not too loose.
The seams were all finished and both the top and the bottom had a Rockabillybetties Retro Re-Do tag.
Cute sewn in cuff on the shorts.
Even the side zipper matches perfectly!
The top ties at the neck and the back, and they are totally adjustable with long straps.
I love tops with this fold down bust detail.
The cup is a perfect shape and is nice a roomy- a bra top that will actually fit a larger chest!
The inside is fully lined with the same fabric as well. It is so supportive that I didn't have to wear a bra under it, which is rare.
Here are a few different angles with it on:
It is super cute, right? I can't wait until summer. I know I will get a lot of use out of this set. Since it is two pieces I can mix and match it with other pieces as well. The best part is that she is very affordable- her sets are available on Etsy for $60! She also does custom work to your exact measurements with the fabric of your choice and can even make a custom pattern for you.
Do you want a playsuit like this for yourself? If so, you are in luck! Ginger of Rockabillybetties has generously donated a playsuit for me to giveaway! This playsuit will be made in the size the winner requests, but in a surprise fabric choice. It could be this fabric, another Shaheen fabric, or something totally different. Isn't that FUN?
This giveaway is open to everyone. There are many ways to enter, do one of them, or all of them to increase your chances of winning. Here are the ways:
• Follow my blog, and leave a comment about it (if you already are, you can still get an entry for it)
• Like my fan page on Facebook, and leave a comment about it
• Visit the Rockabillybetties Etsy page , favorite it, and comment about it
• Like Rockabillybetties on Facebook and then leave a comment about it
• Post on your on blog about this giveaway, and leave a comment about it
• Post on your facebook about this giveaway, and leave a comment about it
Every time you do one of these make sure to leave a separate comment for each one. One comment= one entry. This giveaway will be open from now until Saturday 3/23/13 11:59pm PST. The winner will be chosen afterward by an online random number generator. Then I will put the winner in contact with Rockabilly Betties to order your own playsuit.
If you can't wait two weeks to see if you won, head over to her Etsy shop now to buy something that is ready to wear, or order your custom set. I hear the bra tops are flying off the racks for Viva Las Vegas!
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