Beach Shorts and Bikini Top, 1940's Style

Added Mar 4, 2012

by latulipenoire

Seaside, Califor...

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Description

I made this set using a printable pdf that’s for sale here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78610972/vintage-sewing-pattern-1940s-bikini-bra
It was really easy and in a great size for a vintage pattern.

To make the contrasting top and bottom strips I just cut 2 more of the waistband piece and sewed it on like bias tape before sewing any of my seams together.

You can read more about this project on my blog A Few Threads Loose:
http://afewthreadsloose.blogspot.com/2012/03/warm-weather-thoughts-and-clothes.html

Material Notes

For the shorts fabric I used a stretch cotton sateen from fabric.com that they unfortunately don’t sell anymore. As much as I love the sateen effect on cotton (ah, sateen sheets) it’s a complete cat hair magnet so I’ll probably avoid it in the future.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Shorts
Style
Beach, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Mar 11, 2012, 08.14 PMby azadehnematian

    so nice & lovely colors :) goodjob

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    Mar 11, 2012, 08.14 PMby azadehnematian

    so nice & lovely colors :) goodjob

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    Mar 5, 2012, 09.30 AMby mixtlii

    Looks awesome!

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    Mar 4, 2012, 11.20 PMby sala22

    This is SO cute!

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