Monday, March 30, 2009

Vintage Finds of the Week: Vintage Bathing Suit Patterns

A few weeks ago I bought the vintage bathing suit pattern above from Pattern Peddler. In today's world I would wear it as a little romper with my wedge heeled espadrilles. I have already bought some red and white gingham ruffled elastic trim to go around the leg holes and some cherry print buttons! I still need to buy fabric and am open to suggestions, perhaps a white terry or cotton pique? In the meantime, here are some vintage bathing suit patterns for you, as my vintage finds of the week. If we get started now, we can have them finished in time for the hot weather! 1960 Vogue bathing suit and skirt- $10- Vintage Jubilee

Vintage 1969 Swim Bathing Suit and Cover-up Beach Dress- $7- Bonton Vintage

Gidget Era Swim Suit and Beach Cover-up- $10.99- Pattern Peddler


ShannonAnn said...

Those are adorable! I can't wait to see them sewn up.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I saw your post on Sew Retro and stopped by for a visit. I love vintage swimsuit patterns! The one you're making is adorable. Terry would be a great choice for a beach coverup. The pique might be able to "pouf" better on those shorts, though.

I love that last pattern, too!

Allison said...

oohh lucky thing! I've never even come across a vintage bathing suit pattern in the op shops before, well some from the 80's but nothing this great!

Unknown said...

I'm thinking pique too. I can't wait to get started! Stay tuned for updates.

Shay said...

Speaking as a middle-aged American female, I'd wear that last one. Where have all the good bathing suits gone?