Added Jun 28, 2010
I’ve fallen madly in love with retro 1940s-50s swimwear and spent all of last night pouring over old pictures of these really amazing old bikinis. I’ve never actually made a bathing suit before, but I was like…well, it can’t hurt to try, right?
So, I rummaged around and found this cool vintage cherry printed knit and whipped out my scissors and just started cutting out shapes. And about three hours later, I had a really cool retro bikini!
I double layered the fabric and it holds up really well. I engineered the bottom to hold up on its own without using elastic like I had originally planned. I’m kind of amazed at how it turned out and I can’t wait to wear it on my next trip to the shore!
One of the most beloved American designers passed last night. We look back at a few of his designs.
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