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High Waisted Swimsuit

Added Aug 15, 2014

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






I’ve had the design idea for this swimsuit for the past year now, but I finally took the time to make it. I found this incredible fabric last summer, and completely fell in love with the colors and pattern.

This is a really fun and easy swimsuit to make. It’s basically a wide tube with a strap that ties on separately in the front. The top was simply drafted using my chest measurement, and the bottoms were drafted by taking apart a pair of old underwear, and tracing that as my basic pattern and then elaborating on it. I made waistline higher and then I added a tie in the front. Taking apart old clothes is a great way to learn about construction and make new patterns.

All photographs are self portraits taken by myself.

More photos over on my blog:

Material Notes

Fabric, thread




Garment Type
Beach, Vintage
Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    Aug 28, 2014, 03.44 PMby claudinka

    Yeah, very vintage and glamourous.

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    Aug 25, 2014, 02.24 AMby nrobson

    va va voom – it does look a million bux! x

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    Aug 24, 2014, 01.16 PMby pambox

    This is phenomenal, it looks like it could be from the 1940s. I’m very tempted to copy it and make one for myself!

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    Aug 20, 2014, 08.22 PMby Lela Thompson

    Amazing. Love the fabric!

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    Aug 17, 2014, 10.38 AMby kaitiek

    i love it! cute style and great fabric!

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    Aug 16, 2014, 07.12 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very impressive – Nice and Lovely!!

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    Aug 16, 2014, 03.52 AMby alice9163

    Amazing suit & photography. Well done.

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    Aug 16, 2014, 03.23 AMby izbott

    It’s really well done. Very classy.

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    Aug 15, 2014, 10.39 PMby michelle ><><><

    Again great job! Love the pics

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    Aug 15, 2014, 10.39 PMby michelle ><><><

    Again great job! Love the pics

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    Aug 15, 2014, 08.11 PMby Irina Schwab

    I love everything about this: the colours, the photos, the pattern. It is amazing! I have paid a fortune in La Perla for a green swimming costume and is nowhere as interesting as yours! Well done!

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