1950s | Swimwear / Sunwear

Gingham Pin-Up Swimsuit!

June 21, 2015

Hi All,

I was so inspired by my last bathing suit, that I knew I wanted to do another vintage inspired one right away- but this time I wanted to go a little more 50’s pin-up! So I made this!



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This is my longline bikini bra top with high waisted bottoms- I’m really liking the proportion of a longline top and the highwaisted bottoms (and matching headband contributed by my mom)! I made it with this beautiful pinky-peach and white gingham swimwear fabric Β and of course added lots of ruching details to give it that vintage vibe!


I drafted this top to be a strapless bra style, lined it with foam on the cups, 15 denier on the bridge, swim lining on the front and powernet on the back. And I added some boning at the side seams and the back edges so it would lay nice and flat on the body!


I finished the back off with a three strap/three G-hook closing using 3/4″ elastic covered in my swimwear.

I’m so in love with my new suit! I was waiting to make a very 50’s inspired suit- I don’t know why it took me this long!! This suit makes me want to lay on the beach drinking champagne and eating strawberries and listening to some fun 50’s music …. so dreamy….


I better take Gibby along with me!

If you want to see more details about this suit- or any of the bathing suits I’ve done on my Bra-A-Week Challenge- or maybe to contribute your own- then don’t forget to check out my post!


Hope you’re all having a wonderful day!!


xo erin

  1. Absolutely gorgeous swimsuit. Love all the ruching. The longline cut of the top and high waisted pants look fantastic together. Beautifully made too!

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