Vintage Pattern Frilly 60s Bikini
Added Nov 9, 2013
by nadia r
Akl, New Zealand
Vintage Bikini (with Blouse) – 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 retro bustier top I made, I was able to understand the instructions for this similar construction more easily this time. I liked trying bra underwires, but the fit of the top isn’t great with it being a woven fabric remnant from my vintage 70s stash, 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 made my frills wider and showy, sewn out of a white cotton eyelet off-cut I found at the op shop, but my mum who is a true ‘60s chick lol, said I should do away with the bottom row of frills on the briefs. I was going to spare you all the visuals, but nah I’m a bit of a poser now, lol. Location: Milford Beach
woven ’70s waffle-embossed medium-weight cotton floral print, white broderie anglaise cotton, elastic, plastic bikini clasp, metal bra underwires, sewn in interfacing.