Added Apr 13, 2010
Second time I’m posting this as this site never seems to be happy to let me update my photos! Anyway…
I recently made this delightful 50’s style cotton bikini for my friend Joyce. I used printed cotton and white cotton lace (both bought at op shops aka “thrift stores”). This is a replica of one I made for myself during summer, although mine was made from an old 60’s dress (same colour and print).
To make this I modified a 70’s halter top and shorts pattern. The halter on the pattern was a bit too skimpy for my liking and the hook and eye closures are actually really annoying when worn. So, I increased the height of the cups (and added ruffly lace edges for a cutie-pie vibe), and extended the bands so they could be tied at the back and around the neck. The halter was a bit fiddly, especially where the bands were attached to the cups – lots of matching of curves and hand stitching (slip stitching facings etc). Although it is definitely worth the effort.
The shorts are quite simple: high-waisted with darts and a back zipper. I added lace ruffle bits to the leg sections to match the halter. I think this also creates a bloomery feel without the puff-puff of bloomers.
I will attempt to post some better photos at a later stage… _
I do hope Joycey digs this little ensemble!
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