1967 bathing suit/dress
Added Jun 7, 2013
., Delaware, Uni...
I was very excited when I found a couple of vintage patterns at Goodwill about a year ago. Unfortunately, they were two sizes too small for me at the time, and instead of trying to figure out how to grade them up, I stashed them away.
I found them the other day, and they just happen to be the perfect size now! This one is from a combination bathing suit/dress/beach coat pattern, dated 1967. I didn’t have the right material for the bathing suit pattern, but sewed it up out of seersucker I had on hand, for fun. I didn’t line it for this reason, and just faced the neck and arms with bias tape instead. I also added an exposed metal zip in the back. It came out looking like a cute (albeit very short) dress, and I will definitely make it again, a little longer this time. In the meantime, maybe I’ll find some white leggings to wear with this.