Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Projects: Bathing Suit Cover Up

vintage pattern I finished making the two cotton pique bathing suit cover ups from the 1960's McCall's pattern I bought awhile back (pictured above). They are one of a kinds as I bought the last yardage off the bolts. Yesterday I modeled the finished products in Coney Island. Here is how they came out:
retro swimsuit cover up White cotton pique with red and white stripe linen bias piping and side tie bows. Three red buttons decorate the front.

retro swimsuit cover up White embroidered floral cotton pique with red grosgrain side tie bows and a larger grosgrain ribbon bow off center.

I have entered these cover ups in the Singer/Craftzine Swimsuit cover up contest! Wish me luck! After the contest is over I will be putting them up for sale in my Etsy shop, The Sparkling Cocktail. If you are interested in one of these beauties before I can get them listed send me an email.


14 comments:

Atomic Mama said...

Darling! So adorable great work.

Karen said...

Thanks, doll!

Bonnie said...

Those turned out super cute. Nice job!!

Rosina Lee said...

absolutely darling! I adore the second style

Becky said...

Super gorgeous! Hope you win!

MissRedLips said...

i want one! so darling!!

Karen said...

Thank you all so much! I can make you a slightly different one, or reserve one of these for you. Unfortunately I can't list them for sale until the contest is over in a week or so.
xoox

thedollyblogge said...

How much will you be selling them for? I love that second one!! I'd definately have to move nearer the beach :D

Karen said...

They will cost $55 :)

Queen of Mayhem said...

i love how you make your own clothes and accessories!

awesome :)

marLou said...

Both of them looks great and love the details on the 2nd one. I hope you win.

Pam said...

So cute!

oni said...

i love this! i have lots of vintage patterns and would love to trade you one (temporararily of course) for this one. This seems like such a fun one to do. Let me know if you are interested and i will send you photos of patterns that i have and we can do a swap!
_oni

Louise said...

Oh, so cute! I love the red and white stripes detail especially x