Vintage Pattern Frilly 60s Bikini
Added Nov 9, 2013
by nadia r
Akl, New Zealand
Vintage Bikini – BurdaStyle 8/2012 #141
For my final bikini (well, at least for now, lol!) I attempted the vintage ‘60s bikini (not including the matching Blouse) and I totally ended up honing many sewing skills. It took me over a week to methodically sew through the steps, but after the last vintage 50s style bustier top I made, I was able to understand the instructions for this similar construction more easily. I made my frills wider and showy, but my mum who is a true ’60s chick lol, said I should do away with the bottom row of frills on the briefs. The fit of the top isn’t great, being woven fabric, in fact the back strap rides up high. Boob wants to slip out every which way, for which the frills come in handy, lol. I had to elongate the back strap in order to breathe. I was going to spare you all the visuals, but …nah I’m a bit of a poser now, lol. Location: Milford Beach
woven early ’70s wavy-ribbed medium-weight cotton floral print remnant (vintage stash), white broderie anglaise circa ’90s (op-shop) , elastic, plastic bikini clasp, metal bra underwires, sewn in interfacing.