1950s | Modern Patterns | Swimwear / Sunwear

A Purple Bombshell

July 8, 2013

Hello there Sew Retro-ers! I hope you are having a lovely summer. Mine is surprisingly summery and sunny and gave me a chance to flaunt my new Bombshell Swimsuit on the beach.

This is the first swimsuit I ever made and despite some extra engineering steps that went into supporting the bust, sewing this swimsuit was amazingly straightforward.  It’s really not a difficult project, especially if your boobs are happy with no extra support and you can just go along and sew everything as per instructions.

If your boobs need extra support, Heather’s super-detailed Sew-Along includes some suggestions for constructing extra support. I will also be posting some inside construction details of my added padding and boning for this swimsuit in a post on my blog later this week.

So, don’t fear the swimsuit!  I love my Bombshell and the super retro look it gives me!

  1. Lets talk about how much I love this suit. I didn’t participate in the sew along because, honestly, I wasn’t sure how this suit would support ladies with larger bosoms. It appears to support said bosom quite well! Everything about the version you’ve sewn is absolutely lovely.

  2. Love it! That color is great on you and I’m glad to see that it can be fitted to support ‘The Girls’ appropriately. :^)

  3. Amazing job! I have all the fabric and notions, I have printed out and pieced together the pattern, but I’ve been too intimidated to (ahem) dive in! Congrats on sewing a fabulous swimsuit–I hope mine turns out half as well!

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