BOMBSHELL SWIMSUIT PATTERN

by heatherlou on June 8, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1940s,1950s

Hey everyone! Hope y’all are enjoying the summer (or the coming fall for our Aussie buds).

Pretty exciting news…. I recently released the pattern for the vintage style swimsuit I last posted here. I’ve been working on it all spring and I’m soooooo excited about it.

The Bombshell is modeled on a classic 1950′s silhouette, a style that harkens back to the golden era of flattering, sexy and (dare I say) modest swimsuits. The pattern includes 3 variations in 8 sizes: a gathered bust maillot, a halter neck, and a high waist bottom which you can mix and match with your favourite bikini top. Ruched on all sides and along the back center seam, the Bombshell hugs your curves while providing full (but sexy) coverage. Its booty encasing seat and skirt-like front ensure your butt is covered (literally), avoiding the dreaded 4-cheek butt-bulge of higher cut suits. Fully lined, it will keep you decent in or out of the water.

And guess what? It’s now for sale right here on We Sew Retro! It’s a downloadable PDF and it comes with a detailed set of illustrated instructions (including step by step photos), and two formats for the pattern, one on letter/A4, and the other in copy shop size. I am hosting a sewalong on my blog starting next week if anyone is nervous about sewing swimwear (it’s actually totally doable with a little guidance).

This is seriously the most flattering suit in the world and there is nothing else on the market like it…. I can’t wait to see your version!

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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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Deb June 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm

I LOVE this swimsuit! The blue version is my favorite, but want to kick bf… lol. He says I like it because its not sexy. I told him he has no taste. If you ask me, most bikinis are not sexy, but its all a matter of opinion.

I will be adding this pattern to my wishlist. :D Love it!

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EmSewCrazy June 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm

It looks like a beautiful piece of work. Congrats. I hope it works out well for you.

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Cindy June 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm

I’ve taped and cut my pattern tonight and planning on cutting my fabric tomorrow!

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mariebayarea June 9, 2013 at 1:04 am

Cool retro swimsuit

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Meg June 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I just bought the pattern, can’t wait to try sewing it. Wish me luck!!!

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Elizabeth June 10, 2013 at 1:51 am

Congratulations! Love the blue one! And making your own opens up all kinds of possibilities for tweaking the fit and bra support.

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