A Cherry Bomb

by ShanniLoves on July 14, 2013 · 13 comments

in Swimwear / Sunwear,Vintage Sewing

Last summer I spotted the cutest vintage/retro cherry print swimsuit.  I held off on buying it because I didn’t want to spend the $90.  I’m so glad I did because I was able to make an almost exact copy using the Bombshell Swimsuit pattern by Closet Case Files.

RTW suit source: http://www.unique-vintage.com/best-seller-vintage-inspired-swimsuit-black-cherry-print-piece-p-9402.html

This pattern is just that, the bomb! I love everything about it. It’s so flattering and still covers without being frumpy.  I still can’t believe how easy it was to make a swimsuit.  If your considering making your own stop all the if,  ands,  and buts and buy this pattern.  It’s a dream.

See how happy I am!?  You’ll be that happy too, promise!  Check out my blog post for more pics and construction details.

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I've been sewing a little over a year now. I just started making my own clothes and I can't get enough. Love vintage style. I'm always looking for inspiration. I love changing.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Samantha Jo July 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Just so you know, yours is better! :) Looks great!! Maybe I’ll have to pull out all my swimsuit fabric and just start! <3


Katherine July 14, 2013 at 9:37 pm

For goodness sake, this is amazing! You nailed it – my favorite bombshell swimsuit yet.


Noelle July 14, 2013 at 10:09 pm

That is SO CUTE! I think this is the best one I’ve seen!


girliefrank July 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Gorgeous! I’m envious.


Anna Christina July 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I like your version much better than the original.


Deb July 14, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Love this! Has anyone large busted made this suit? Did it need significant alteration? I’m in love with this pattern but I’m an F cup and I’ve only seen much less “well-endowed” woman making this suit so far. Would so love to rock this though!


ShanniLoves July 15, 2013 at 6:45 am

On the sewalong Heather hosted she mentioned a few things you could do for added support. http://closetcasefiles.blogspot.com/2013/06/bombshell-sewalong-viii-finishing-view-b.html
I’m not sure if any alterations other than that, like cup size would need done. You could always email Heather and ask her. I’d imagine since your working with stretchy spandex materials you shouldn’t have a problem.
And if you haven’t already you can check out the flickr group to see the others made. Maybe there is one close to your size you could ask. http://www.flickr.com/groups/bombshellswimsuit/
Thanks!! :)


Deb July 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Thank you! I will look into that! :D


mariebayarea July 15, 2013 at 1:06 am

That is delightful!


EmSewCrazy July 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Fabulous job! This is super cute in that cherry fabric.


Anonymous July 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Wow! So cute und cool!


Crafty Dawn July 17, 2013 at 5:27 am

Oh You look THE BOMB in that hunny so sweet and the exact same material as well it looks so flattering Dxx


Francie July 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm



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