Wednesday, May 8, 2013
SwimAlong 2013: 1950s Vintage Swimwear
My first impulse when I think of 50s swimwear is the Pinup style suit - one piece with lots of torso ruching or other decorative interest, open neckline with wide straps or strapless and lower cut legs.
Burdastyle's Alison swimsuit pattern is a modern adaptation of this classic 50s style. Closet Case Files made an unbelievable version of this pattern, complete with full 50s backside coverage and ruching through the torso. Check it out here.
Pinup suit tutorial. It's worth a look-see even if you aren't interested in drafting your own pattern, as she goes through all of the sewing steps quite thoroughly.
But the 50s weren't all about Pinups!
Mrs. DePew Vintage as a download in a large range of bust sizes. The sweetheart neckline is flattering to many shapes.
Ohhh Lulu Bodysuit would make an amazing 50s inspired swimsuit. The pattern includes a panty and bra pattern that would be a fabulous bikini as well.