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Retro bathing suit

Added Jul 12, 2011

by BlancheOfArts

Zagreb, Croatia






Ok, I realize these are some baad photos, but I´m too excited to wait any longer. :)
This is my first take on Alison bathing suit. I saw a similar version of this bathing suit somewhere online but it was too expensive, about 100 dollars. Bottom part is made of two pieces so I can keep it simple with high waisted shorts or be glamourus with gathers. Upper part of the suit has a built in push up bra because I need to have some support as for my lack of fullness in that area. :))

Material Notes

lycra, elastic, synthetic push up bra




Garment Type
Beach, Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Apr 25, 2012, 06.46 AMby wintersky

    wow :D I love what you have done – thanks for tips on how to make skirt…. I agree about retro swimmers being overpriced.

    Do you know all up how much it was to make?

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      Apr 26, 2012, 11.39 AMby BlancheOfArts

      Thanks, it took me one afternoon for sewing it up and around 20 dollars for the fabric and bra. :) I think I’ve bought 2 meters but I have pretty much leftovers, maybe 1 meter would be enough…

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    Sep 8, 2011, 07.51 AMby jacqsprat

    what pattern peice is the top. I don’t understand how you made the top! is there a simple way to explain it??? 9sorry to be a pain!)

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      Sep 8, 2011, 02.41 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Front- made out of Alison pattern, sewed on a push up bra, sides-drafted copying bra. :)

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    Jul 25, 2011, 04.52 PMby vasgarcia

    This is AMAZING! Is the skirt piece just a shirred rectangle that you put over the bottoms?

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      Jul 25, 2011, 08.27 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you! I drafted the skirt piece based on the shape of bottoms but lengthen it to be two times longer. Then I gathered it using elastic. :)

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      Jul 25, 2011, 08.31 PMby vasgarcia

      Well it’s really lovely! :)

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    Jul 22, 2011, 10.30 PMby Melissa Bermudez

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! And it looks AMAZING ON!!! How much fabric did you use? I want to attepmt this.

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      Jul 22, 2011, 11.34 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it so much. I bought about a meter of this fabric but I still got left around 40 cm of it. I think…It’s 140 cm wide…Good luck, I’d like to see yours when you make one! :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 08.47 PMby mnavoy

    This is absolutely amazing!!!!! I LOVE it

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      Jul 19, 2011, 09.24 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it. :)

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    Jul 18, 2011, 09.53 PMby sunriseruby

    Fantastičan je!!! Super si ga napravila :-) svaka čast :-D materijal genijalan

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    Jul 13, 2011, 08.30 PMby nouvellegamine

    super cute!

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      Jul 13, 2011, 09.29 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you Nouvellegamine! :)

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    Jul 13, 2011, 03.19 PMby turtlegirl00

    I love it!!! i think it is so adorable with the gingham! I made a top in the same style and want to make a skirted bottom—but instead made shorts—yours are waaaaay cuter!! :)

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      Jul 13, 2011, 09.28 PMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you! I made the bottom in two pieces so I can it as shorts and/or with skirted gathers. :)

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    Jul 13, 2011, 09.01 AMby mokosha

    sjajan je.. ja sam se ipak drzala originala i napravila jednodelni, al sad mi se cini da bih mogla i ovako nesto da probam..

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      Jul 13, 2011, 10.09 AMby BlancheOfArts

      Sad radim na drugom, ali u tankini stilu. Izgledat će kao jednodijelni. ;)

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    Jul 13, 2011, 08.38 AMby cocoretro

    That’s the cut that fits you wonderfully and I love this gingham fabric pattern. Great job!!

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      Jul 13, 2011, 10.10 AMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you Coco, I couldn´t believe my eyes when I saw this piece of fabric, just what I was looking for. :))

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    Jul 13, 2011, 05.57 AMby plethora

    Love it! Great job.

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    Jul 13, 2011, 05.43 AMby baka-pepica

    super izgleda! morat ces i meni jedan napravit :) posto se ja ne usudim ;D

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    • Befunky_img_20130826_083902_large

      Jul 13, 2011, 10.12 AMby BlancheOfArts

      Nije toliko teško, samo moraš pazit da ne natežeš različito tkaninu dok šivaš.Ovaj gornji dio je malko nezgodan za šit oko košarica, a gaćice su bile piece of cake. :D

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    Jul 13, 2011, 03.51 AMby sew4my3

    I don’t know where you get that these are bad photos because they look fantastic to me! I really adore this suit and the look is just awesome!

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      Jul 13, 2011, 10.14 AMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you so much, pictures are a bit blurry so you can´t see all the details. I´ll try to upload some better soon. :)

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    Jul 13, 2011, 03.03 AMby poppykettle

    This is awesome – I love the red gingham fabric and the cut of both the bottoms and top! A fabulous adaptation :)

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      Jul 13, 2011, 10.16 AMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you very much, I´m glad you like it. Gingham and dots are my favourite! :)

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    Jul 13, 2011, 02.39 AMby missycas17

    ooooo…..I like it!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 12.37 AMby Lucha Suarez

    I love it!!! You did such a great job with it! Just genius as a two piece!

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      Jul 13, 2011, 10.15 AMby BlancheOfArts

      Thank you, I finally have a bathing suit that I feel good in. :)

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