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Swimming with style

Added Jan 20, 2010

by pikkupossu

Jyväskylä, Finland




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I enrolled on a swimming workout course (you know, aerobics or something in a pool) and needed of course a swimsuit for it. I never find any suitable swimsuits in stores, only bikinis, so I had to make it myself. I love vintage clothing so I decided to make the swimsuit also with a vintage vibe. I really liked the Cindy bathing suit here on BurdaStyle, but couldn’t be bothered to print & tape the pattern so I made my own pattern using my bikini bottom and a tank top for the upper part.

Now I know a little bit better how to sew swimsuits, so I’m already planning to do another one, which I hope will be better :D

Material Notes

Jersey (polyamide-lycra)




Garment Type

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    Jun 19, 2016, 01.32 PMby hello Itsme

    lots of style! ;)

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    Sep 7, 2010, 08.02 PMby eittel

    I would love to get your pattern for this suit. Is it posted here or somewhere else?

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    Jan 23, 2010, 05.40 PMby pikkupossu

    Thank you for your comments :)

    It is one piece, although the top isn’t attached to the bottom at the front, but the sides and the back are all like in a one piece suit. Now I’ve managed to test in the pool, and it turned out to be just fine, it acted out like a normal store-bought swimming suit :)

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    Jan 23, 2010, 10.23 AMby lizah

    looks great!

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    Jan 22, 2010, 02.05 AMby camilaustral

    love the gathering! you look really good ;)

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    Jan 21, 2010, 04.36 PMby Lucha Suarez

    LOVE IT!!!

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    Jan 21, 2010, 04.08 PMby jaynie16

    totally vintage! reminds me of barbie’s swimsuit look! I love it!!

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    Jan 21, 2010, 03.28 PMby ink

    Oh gosh I really would love a swim suit like this! Retro-modern, love the gathering and the thick straps for the neck! Beauty

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    Jan 21, 2010, 02.18 PMby Heather D. Childree

    love the vintage look. How does it hold up in the water?

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    Jan 21, 2010, 11.25 AMby lie

    exactly what I need!!! Yet another great idea to store in that (already pretty stuffed) head of mine!

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    Jan 21, 2010, 08.30 AMby angelical

    LOVE IT! the vintage look is very hot, and it suits you very well!

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    Jan 21, 2010, 06.42 AMby embaby

    Love the vintage look of the swimsuit. Looks great on you too.

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    Jan 21, 2010, 03.53 AMby calicocouture

    I love it. It’s really flattering, and such a cute style.

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    Jan 21, 2010, 03.02 AMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    hot, mama!!!

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    Jan 21, 2010, 02.07 AMby passthepins

    this is great :) love them…

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    Jan 21, 2010, 01.26 AMby misahpea

    I love this! I’ve been dying to have a swim suit exactly like this, and thought that sewing it might be interesting. Is it one piece?

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    Jan 20, 2010, 11.48 PMby freakusbzzz

    Very cool. .. btw, my husband just walked past and did a double take

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    Jan 20, 2010, 11.32 PMby leslie

    Looks great! I like the boy legs.

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    Jan 20, 2010, 11.04 PMby ladysophie

    good job!

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    Jan 20, 2010, 11.01 PMby nenasew

    Gorgeous. Looks impeccable.

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    Jan 20, 2010, 10.33 PMby bekaem

    super gathering on the front, and the shape looks really good as well. i suppose the point with bathing suits is also how they behave when wet, maybe that makes it difficult.

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