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hello sunshine :: vintage bathing suit

Added Jun 12, 2011

by princesszhing

Tokyo, Japan






a buttercup yellow one-piece vintage bathing suit made using the alison swimsuit pattern from burdastyle. i made a few adjustments to fit my size and bodyshape. more details here.

my first attempt sewing with a pattern so there were a few OMG moments and some rough edges but still so much fun! :)


Material Notes

i used stretchy lycra fabric with a cotton underside. it is especially comfy and thick enough to not need much lining.




Garment Type


inspired by very purple person
pictures from {little projects in style}

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    Jul 7, 2011, 12.43 AMby raeraek

    Lov your choice of fabric! The final product looks amazing :) and it fits you like a glove! Nice work!

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    Jun 17, 2011, 05.14 AMby princesszhing

    thanks everyone for visiting and for your lovely comments! :) xx

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    Jun 12, 2011, 11.02 PMby anniekmcn

    How did you manage the ruched back alteration? I am about to give this pattern a go and really like that detail – it makes it as cute in the back as it is in front!

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      Jun 17, 2011, 05.13 AMby princesszhing

      hi annie!

      im going to try explain the best i can! :) i gathered the fabric, folding it like an accordion (even pleats) then i ran a stitch through it. it helped me reduce the slack on the binding to fit me better…

      hope this helps! good luck! xx

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    Jun 12, 2011, 07.55 PMby joost52

    The back is breathtaking, absolutely gorgeous and well done to you :)

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    Jun 12, 2011, 04.48 PMby kstyled

    WOW ! What a DARING dress! For some reason I’m feeling it evokes a little “Dancing with the Stars”. Great Job!

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      Jun 17, 2011, 05.14 AMby princesszhing

      wow! thanks so much!! :) the back does look like a dance / ice skating costume! :)

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    Jun 12, 2011, 04.19 PMby Debby H

    Great colour and finish

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    Jun 12, 2011, 03.39 PMby tinapickles

    I love the yellow and the back detail.

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    Jun 12, 2011, 03.28 PMby secondbedroom

    Super cute!

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    Jun 12, 2011, 12.25 PMby lizah

    this is so sweet!

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