Vintage Sewing

A Vintage Bikini Advance 3169

July 7, 2011
I have a hard time finding bathing suits that fit properly. I wanted a two piece but something more modest. Vintage bathing suits have a lot of style plus they give good coverage. I found the top to my bathing suit at a little shop in town that’s almost never open. It’s from the forties or fifties and made of a woven hawaiian fabric. I wanted to make some bottoms to go with the top so I used some black cotton broadcloth for the outside and yellow shirting for the lining I had bought at the thrift shop next door. The pattern I chose to use for my bottoms was Advance 3169 from the sixties. Why not mix up the decades?

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  1. Love the bathing suit top and the shorts look great with the top. Why not make a bathing suit top using this one as your pattern — the style fits you nicely.

  2. I have to agree about the modest issue with vintage bikins..great to feel nice and look fabulous

  3. I am impressed. But it's not just a bathing suit. I think the top would look great with long pants in the evening.

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