High Waisted Bikini

by heatherlou

in 1950s

I posted this one piece swimsuit a little over a month ago. I had worked out a pattern for the 50′s style pinup suit with ruching along the sides and back hems. For my second shot at swimwear, I wanted to make a high-waisted bikini.

I used a super luxurious Italian matte tricot designed for swimsuits. The bottom came together pretty easily (the trick is to reinforce your seams with clear elastic) and I whipped up the bikini top using a vintage pattern (Style 1558). It fits perfectly and is soooo comfortable. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to wear a regular, modern swimsuit again.

You can see more info & images on my blog here.

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Montreal based commercial interior designer & novice sewist. Obsessed with vintage patterns, bright colour and graphic prints. Trying to replace shopping with sewing. Best hobby ever.

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Lizzy August 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm

nice job!

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Danielle August 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Well done!

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Yuusui August 30, 2012 at 5:47 am

I love it.

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mariebayarea August 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm

cute retro swimsuit!

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tina vines August 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm

wow! swimsuits are something im totally afraid of sewing but yours came out so great that im reconsidering! :)

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