A Bombshell Swimsuit… in January

by YoungSeamstress on January 11, 2014 · 15 comments

in Modern Patterns,Swimwear / Sunwear

So, I finally finished my bombshell swimsuit, just in time for the middle of winter! I know, the timing seems ridiculous, but I actually wear a bathing suit way more in the winter than in the summer, since we have a hot tub and I really don’t care much for swimming. It was my first time sewing a bathing suit and although it’s far from perfect, I absolutely love it!

I made View A in this adorable watermelon-print fabric from The Fabric Fairy, which I ordered online (the irony is that I don’t actually like eating watermelon…). I won’t say much about the pattern because it’s all been said already! It’s fantastic – so flattering and retro-looking.

That being said, I did have some problems with the fit, but they were my fault rather than the pattern’s. I managed to improvise a “quick fix” that probably ended up taking more time than ripping it out and starting over, but the fit is good now. The inside is a bit of a mess, which would usually bug me, but not this time because, um, I MADE A SWIMSUIT.

For more photos and construction details, see my blog post. Thanks for reading!

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Eva January 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm

oooh! Perfect fit and such an adorable print!


YoungSeamstress January 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm



PepperReed January 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Lovely!! and I <3 that print! fyi: you should check your your word typo in the 2nd sentance (before the word 'bathing')! ;^)


YoungSeamstress January 11, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Whoops, that’s embarrassing! I proofread all my posts but somehow I missed that one… Thanks for the heads up!


PepperReed January 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm

LOL!! No worries! It *is* a word, so spell check doesn’t highlight those.


PepperReed January 11, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Lovely!! and I <3 that print! fyi: you should check your word 'typo' in the 2nd sentence (before the word 'bathing')! ;^)


Deb January 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

LOL I caught that too!

Such a cute swim suit and I love the print!


Siri Andersen January 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Wow! Adorable! Both print and fit is awesome :)


seamsoddlouise January 12, 2014 at 3:07 pm

You look stunning in it.


Maddy Blatt January 12, 2014 at 3:31 pm

I looove this! I really want to make a bathing suit, but I’m afraid of the stretchy fabric:( You did a great job, and it fits you really well!


empireroom January 13, 2014 at 5:12 am

That swimsuit is to die for. Well done. It’s looks so adorable on you, a real 1950′s pin up gal.


Becky Culbertson January 17, 2014 at 4:54 pm

It’s just adorable! And you’re adorable in it! Great job!


Stacey Stitch January 18, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Lovely, and love the print! :)


Sarah January 19, 2014 at 7:04 am

The print is so fun! This really looks gorgeous on you, such a flattering pattern!


Jessie June 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Where can I get this from!? It’s amazing :)


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