Couple of Late '70s Bikini's
Added Jun 26, 2014
by nadia r
Akl, New Zealand
Bikini Top & Tennis Pants; Triangle Bikini Top & Pants – Kombi Knits by Beverley Sharp #309A 1979
I’m not much of a bikini person, but its safe to say I’ve become obsessed with them lol. I came across this book of swimsuit patterns in a thrift store, and these two string bikini sets were quick makes. Neither of the tops are lined but they may need to be, as both these cross-wise stretch prints are a little sheer. I had exactly enough of both fabric scraps in my vintage 70s remnants stash to complete the bikinis. I got the idea from a web search to add some fringing to the triangle bikini. I slashed a rectangular piece and stitched it to the top of each triangle. The low riding backside of the purple pants is composed of two pieced together halves with a joining center seam, which meets up with the crotch seam, for a perfect fit around the bum. I put casing for spaghetti straps also in the sides of the pants and they can be tied up. The plaid bikini/tennis pants have strange crotch detail at the front, but these bloomers sure are cozy. Both bikini tops can slide either horizontally or vertically along the straps. Location: Pt Chevalier.
early-70s light-weight printed knit fabrics both with slight crosswise stretch only (both possibly stretch tricot), elastic underwear lace.