First one piece bathing suit

by lady a on January 27, 2012 · 5 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I have been looking at all these cute vintage inspired bathing suit, and always said to myself I will draft a pattern and make a few cute ones myself.
Anyway I haven’t had time to make a pattern myself, but I have found the Burda style website had a sweet pattern to download for free.
And I gave it a try, this is a small present for a friend of mine. You can’t really swim in it, but it is very good for performing :)
Hopefully I will have some photo’s of her sporting it soon too.

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Katherine January 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I clicked on the pictures before reading the text and was like “You made a velvet swimsuit….?” ;)

Love the contrast. Looking forward to seeing it in action.


lizzy January 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I have that pattern also, but never tryed to do it, I would like to see it in somebody.


Claire January 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Where do you download it for free?


ladya February 3, 2012 at 5:21 am
ladya February 3, 2012 at 5:20 am

the pattern is at you have to be a member to get it for free but its easy to sign up and costs nothing.

And I will put some photos on my blog as soon as I have some :) So you can see what it looks like.


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