Added Nov 9, 2013
by nadia r
Auckland, New Ze...
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. I have boob wanting 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 I am getting to be too much of a poser.
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.
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