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Added Jul 8, 2008

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Our favorite vintage 50s maillot has been a hit with our members since we released the pattern. Soak up some rays or hit the beach in your very own version.

The instructions have been updated for those who were confused by the original steps.

Material Notes

Navy Spandex, Nude Stretch Lining




Garment Type
Beach, Vintage


Photographers Assistant

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    Jul 11, 2008, 12.20 PMby mcg

    Love it! Can’t wait to sew it! But I am wondering if I am the only person out there disturbed by the emaciated look of this and other models. Seriously, I think I can make out some of her internal organs. This just promotes all the wrong things and does not give me a “realistic” idea of what this looks like on a woman’s body. I so much prefer readers pics. Please, healthy models only.

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    Jul 11, 2008, 03.25 AMby bridals

    oh my gosh!! it’s beautiful!!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 03.13 PMby grammyweezy

    yes yes yes i’ve been waiting for a one piece!!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 02.14 PMby rb11

    I love this swimsuit!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 12.41 PMby staticstasy

    This is really cool!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 08.53 AMby allie31991

    This is really cute! I love vintage style swimming suits! I might have to run to the fabric store today!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 06.59 AMby benedikta

    We are glad all of you like it so much. The bathing suit is indeed good for all body types with its low cut on the legs.

    Zora, you are right, we need to get up a size chart for your reference. Give us a couple of hours!

    Did you guys see that we are looking for a technical drawing! We need your help, check out the mini contest in the blog!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 06.17 AMby Vivat Veritas

    wow this is so pretty! i love the tie in the back!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 05.40 AMby carottesauvage

    Thanks for posting it! I am glad I just bought a serger!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 04.02 AMby squirrellypoo

    I love it!! I was just about to take the plunge (as it were) and make my own suit this month!!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 02.02 AMby anajan

    Beautiful! I don’t have a serger, but now I wish I had one, so I could make this bathing suite!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 01.23 AMby bathina

    Sexy sexy sexy!!! I think I will make a bodie of it and will wear it to jeans and a nice white open blouse for the night.

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    Jul 9, 2008, 12.50 AMby marijapo

    I guess, it can be made without a serger, just use a narrow zick-zack for all the seams, that has to be stretchy. The suit is great, I very much like the retro look of the suit and that you have chosen this model, the suit on her type of skin looks gorgeous.

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    Jul 8, 2008, 11.00 PMby peaudane

    I love it! Can this be made without a serger?

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    Jul 8, 2008, 07.51 PMby emilykate

    What a great suit! Looks like it would be flattering to many body types too.

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    Jul 8, 2008, 06.48 PMby curlyxrt

    Such a cute one-piece bathing suit! Love it!

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    Jul 8, 2008, 05.53 PMby yoshimi

    I love love it!! Cute and elegant at the same time.

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    Jul 8, 2008, 05.08 PMby calicocouture

    This is gorgeous! I would totally wear it.

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