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1890's Swim Suit

Added Jul 24, 2013

by dameventh

Otisco, Indiana,...






I made this project for my last year of 4-H in 2012 and this year my cousin took photo’s of me in it for her photography project in 4-H. Its a 1890’s swimsuit from McCalls pattern 9402 in a size 14. I’m so excited about showing off this project, it was really fun to make and was pretty simple to put together. Also, I’m so proud of my little cousin for taking these photos!

The pattern had four pieces, the romper, the overskirt, the modesty bib and the belt and here is the description of it from the pattern: Authentic 1890 bathing suit is today’s Jumpsuit and Short Skirt. Sailor collared Jumpsuit, middy braid trimmed, zips up front, has snap-out “modesty” bib. Middy braid trimmed overskirt gathered at side, zippered and pleated at center back.

Material Notes

A polka Dot cotton poly blend was used as the main material for both the romper and skirt, white grosgrain ribbon was used for all the trim. The belt was interfaced.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends

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    Aug 8, 2013, 10.40 PMby GailCG

    SOOOO cute, I love everything about it, just Awesome

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    Jul 25, 2013, 05.44 PMby sewsweetviolets

    So fun, I love vintage and antique fashions, you both did a great job.

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    Jul 25, 2013, 01.00 PMby georgiet

    Wow, I just love that.

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    Jul 25, 2013, 11.45 AMby liliv-1

    Beautiful work in all aspects!

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    Jul 25, 2013, 10.46 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Everything is beautiful here: the pattern, the work, the fabric, the model and the pictures. On mono-chromic pictures you really look as if from that period of time. Very stylish displaying:)

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    Jul 25, 2013, 10.09 AMby Mary Athey

    fabulous outfit, you and your cousin are very talented as the photo’s are great as well x

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    Jul 25, 2013, 08.33 AMby SassyT

    Well I wasn’t expecting a swimsuit to look like that hehe. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Jul 25, 2013, 01.37 AMby Angie H

    Love everything about this.

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    Jul 25, 2013, 12.05 AMby thisblogisnotforyou

    Awesome! And such a pretty fabric! you look gorgous, but I guess swimming isn’t too much fun in that outfit :)

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