A Purple Bombshell

by Stephanie on July 8, 2013 · 10 comments

in 1950s,Modern Patterns,Swimwear / Sunwear

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!

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Tina C. July 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm

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.


Stephanie July 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Thank you so much!


PepperReed July 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm

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


Stephanie July 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Thanks! Yes, Supporting the girls can be done. A bit tricky but it works. Wouldn’t go for a 10k run but for the beach it’s perfect.


Annie July 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Love it! Lovely colour and looks great on you.


Meg July 8, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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!


Gail July 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

You look wonderful in this lovely swimsuit ! It fits you great !


Sewingthe60s July 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm

You look fabulous! Like a true pin up girl ;)


EmSewCrazy July 9, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Every version of this suit looks great. Lovely job on yours!


mariebayarea July 10, 2013 at 1:17 am

This looks super nice in you!


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