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Cherry bombshell swimsuit

Added Jun 20, 2013

by Sara Álvarez

Madrid, Spain






The moment I saw this amazing pattern I had to buy it! It’s the perfect swimsuit: sexy, covering, flattering and with that retro vibe I love. I’m a curvy girl, so swimsuits aren’t my favorite thing to wear, but this one is an exception.
Seriously, if you want to feel like a godess while enjoying the beach, try it. I was a bit scared since was my first time with spandex, but instructions are very detailed and everything went smoothly. The only alteration I did was taking in the bust, I guess I cut the wrong size.

Material Notes

1 meter spandex
1 meter lining
Swimsuit bra cups




Garment Type

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    Mar 25, 2014, 04.54 PMby pleasurediva

    I love this suit. Great job. Would like to find this pattern to make this suit for me. Where did you find this pattern?

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    Jun 28, 2013, 03.12 PMby nett1970

    Oooh… That is the perfect swimsuit! I’ve got to make one for me!

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      Jun 29, 2013, 01.05 PMby Sara Álvarez

      Do it! You’ll love it.

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    Jun 27, 2013, 08.57 PMby heatherlou

    WOW! You have the pinup curves (That waist! OMG!) that I designed this for! So smoking! Glad you’re happy with it.

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      Jun 29, 2013, 01.03 PMby Sara Álvarez

      Thank you! I’m so flattered you liked it :)
      I can’t wait to go on vacation and show it off!

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    Jun 26, 2013, 03.53 AMby timisews

    Great job! Very retro!

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    Jun 25, 2013, 03.40 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Great job! It looks fabulous and it shows off your curves nicely!

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    Jun 23, 2013, 11.10 PMby Katie D

    Gorgeous! Looks great with your curves and the fabric is such a nice colour/print. I definitely want to make the Bombshell now even though I don’t need any new swimsuits. :(

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      Jun 24, 2013, 07.06 AMby Sara Álvarez

      Thanks! Don’t think twice and do it, I’m sure you won’t regret.

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    Jun 22, 2013, 02.54 PMby janene

    You are not wrong! This is the most stunning swimsuit ever! You did an amazing job. Thanks for the link :-)

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    Jun 22, 2013, 06.00 AMby frederi

    great job!

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    Jun 21, 2013, 06.58 PMby SassyT

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    Jun 21, 2013, 04.46 PMby sewsweetviolets

    HOT! Great job, we should all learn to make our won swimwear. I make patterns and samples for small companies and they are always impressed at how much better even a sew by sample fit than most of the off the rack stuff. Awesome job, I want one now. :)

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      Jun 22, 2013, 10.57 AMby Sara Álvarez

      Thanks!! Sew it, you won’t regret!

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    Jun 21, 2013, 05.47 AMby olac

    It’s perfect!

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      Jun 21, 2013, 04.33 PMby Sara Álvarez

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it ^^

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    Jun 20, 2013, 08.47 PMby Debbie Alli

    Wow! That’s just gorgeous! I love the fabric and shows off your curves – be proud! It’s on my to-do list – so many things to sew and so little time! :)

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      Jun 20, 2013, 09.43 PMby Sara Álvarez

      Thank you! I’m now a bit more confident on my curves :)
      I know what you mean, but this was a quick project, you can finish it in a day. Worth doing!

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      Jun 20, 2013, 10.31 PMby Debbie Alli

      I might well move it up the list then :) And a friend of mine is about to visit Mood and kindly offered to take my shopping list so I might see what swimsuit fabric they have. And be really confident of those curves! :)

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    Jun 20, 2013, 05.44 PMby Helguchi

    Es precioso, Sara y además te queda espectacular. Llevo tiempo buscando un bañador estilo años 50 aunque lo tenía algo apartado ya que yo también tengo mis curvas y nunca imaginé que un bañador inspirado en esa época pudiera sentar tan bien. Es súper elegante, estiliza la figura y tiene el color y el estilo vintage que tan de moda están ahora. ¡Divino!

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      Jun 20, 2013, 09.46 PMby Sara Álvarez

      Muchísimas gracias!! No lo dudes, dale una oportunidad! Yo tampoco estaba muy segura por aquello de que los bañadores enseñan demasiado… pero con este me siento super cómoda. La tela la compré en Madrid, en Ribes y Casals, asique si vives cerca igual puedes conseguir la misma tela. Y si no igual en la web la tienen: www.tiendatelas.com

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    Jun 20, 2013, 04.05 PMby PinupGal

    Very nice!

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    Jun 20, 2013, 03.28 PMby SENEBO

    wow, you have done a super job on the swim suit and it looks fab on you

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      Jun 20, 2013, 09.49 PMby Sara Álvarez

      Thanks! This was one of those rare occasions in which I didn’t use the seam ripper, and it isn’t perfect, but I love it.

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    Jun 20, 2013, 02.48 PMby bjr99

    Fantastic swimsuit!!! Everything about it is wonderful!

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    Jun 20, 2013, 02.40 PMby MegH

    Ahhhhmazing! Love the gathers all up center back.

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      Jun 20, 2013, 09.56 PMby Sara Álvarez

      Thanks a lot! By the way, love your projects. Really inspiring!

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    Jun 20, 2013, 02.26 PMby omgdora

    Bombshell is definitely the right word for how you look in this! Good job!

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      Jun 20, 2013, 09.56 PMby Sara Álvarez

      Oh, you’re making me blush! Thanks :)

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    Jun 20, 2013, 12.20 PMby ctharp

    Awesome bathing suit! It looks really pretty on you.

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