Ginger Swimsuit

by Kristin on August 13, 2013 · 9 comments

in 1940s,Swimwear / Sunwear

I feel like I’ve been working on this swimsuit all summer and I’m so glad I’m finally done. (And a little sad I don’t have more time to wear it this season!)

I wanted a retro bikini and I found that in Ohhh Lulu’s Ginger Bodysuit. I didn’t change anything to the pattern, and while there are a few modifications I was too lazy to make, it turned out incredible and I love it.

I attempted to match the stripes and for the most part they’re great. There are a few bits where it just couldn’t happen and I needed to recut to make them match, but that wasn’t going to happen.

And of course, I couldn’t resist once I had my retro bikini, and I just had to do the victory rolls in my hair. I felt so glamorous. I’m pretty sure this is the only proper way to wear this swimsuit out in public.

Victory rolls + red lipstick + homemade swimsuit = instant elegance (at least in your head!)

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Ju-Ju Swagger August 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

What a fun suit! :)

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Marie August 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Wow, this looks incredible!

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Shaysierae August 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I love this suit! How adorable…the colors are fantastic :)

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EmSewCrazy August 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Looks good to me! Just think, next summer you’ll be rocking it first warm day at the beach while everyone else looks on in envy as they patter out in their old suits!

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Veronica Lewis August 13, 2013 at 9:13 pm

WONDERFUL JOB, WELL DONE. Great to see girls with some retro style at the beach…..

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mariebayarea August 14, 2013 at 12:27 am

Incredibly cool swimmies. You look gorgeous!

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Jeanette August 14, 2013 at 2:12 am

Fab! I love it. x

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Stephanie August 14, 2013 at 5:47 am

Love you bikini! Great work!

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Kristin August 14, 2013 at 10:52 am

Thanks, everyone! I’m so glad you love it as much as I do!

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