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A 50's high waisted she-sailor bikini!

Added Aug 7, 2012

by silvermink

Malmö, Sweden






En 50-talshgmidja sjkvinnebikini!
A 50’s high waisted she-sailor bikini!

Just like everyone else how got the January issue of burdastyle magazine I got the brilliant idea to make a retro bikini based on the pattern for high waisted panties. So in May I sat down to make it, all in good time for summer. I discovered along the journey that they where to big or perhaps my swimsuit fabric was to stretchy? Either way I had to modify them to a perfect fit. I did that by adding two new seams on the back part so that I had two more “panels” there (as seen in the pictures). As the summer came along I was busy with other stuff than making the bikini top – so that never happend!

These are really comfy and I encourage everyone to make them!

Material Notes

swimsuit fabric and elastics.




Garment Type
Beach, Mod, Preppy, Vintage

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    Oct 16, 2012, 10.54 PMby Lene Light


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    Aug 16, 2012, 11.47 AMby claudinka

    In fact, I like it a lot with the more panels in the back. Gives it a more classy touch in my opinion.

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    Aug 9, 2012, 07.32 AMby kihli

    These are just great! I’ll have to try them, too!

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      Aug 9, 2012, 11.17 AMby silvermink

      Thanks! Yes you should absolutely try them!!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 04.30 PMby turtlegirl00

    Excellent swim suit! i might have to attempt…

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      Aug 9, 2012, 11.18 AMby silvermink

      Yes! do it! :)

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    Aug 7, 2012, 07.15 PMby Mary Athey

    Love these, these would be perfect made in lycra for a smooth line under dresses. x

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      Aug 9, 2012, 11.18 AMby silvermink

      What a great idea!!

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    Aug 7, 2012, 06.46 PMby SassyT

    Love em.

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      Aug 9, 2012, 11.18 AMby silvermink

      Thanks a bunch!!

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