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Vintage bathing suit
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kaseyb95
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Date: 6/12/13 8:38 AM

I have never made a more advanced pattern before. I want this swimsuit does anyone know a similar pattern or patterns to put together?
http://lolitagirlclothing.com/lolita/swimwear/polka-dots/betsey-polka-dot-suit.html#

Hopefully you will be able to see the picture.
Thanks,
Kasey

**I tried just pasting pic but it didn't work so I put link. Sorry
-- Edited on 6/12/13 8:39 AM -- My Webpage
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Date: 6/12/13 9:32 AM

I can't help with locating a pattern, but, dang, $98 is a lot of money!
(and it doesn't even have tummy-control!)
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Date: 6/12/13 4:55 PM

Indie pattern company Closet Case Files has just published a digital pattern for a retro-inspired swimsuit; I hope this links to the Etsy store: Etsy
You could always add that bottom ruffle. Carolyn S. posted a review here on 6/7; I know that Kidmd has also made one - very cute!!

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Date: 6/12/13 7:39 PM

That straight line formed by the bottom of the suit cuts right across the widest part of the models' hips/thighs; I'd hardly call that "universally flattering."

At 58, I have recently been tempted to enter the Mrs. Wyoming contest. For the swimsuit part of the competition I thought perhaps a version of http://www.folkwear.com/253.html. Personally I think I'd be adorable and a real standout in the competition.

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Date: 6/12/13 11:18 PM

It's very similar to this Bombshell swimsuit pattern ... red version with a ruffle at the hem.

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Date: 6/13/13 0:10 AM

I actually bought a vintage Kwik Sew that I looove the look of:



Etsy

It was about $6 on Etsy. You could easily add the other details and modify the top using a pattern like this as a starting point.

Here is a different one:
Misses A Line Swimsuit Stretch and Sew 1327 Vintage Sewing Pattern Bust 30 to 42 inches, Uncut on etsy $10



Also on Amazon: Amazon

Etsy

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Date: 6/13/13 5:19 AM

I like lots about this- the bust support, the higher neckline and the thigh cut. It looks comfortable. In Japan I saw lots of women wear swimwear with matched shorts or skirt.
I am thinking I will try sewing this style and add shorts or skirt if legs aren't flattering.

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Date: 6/13/13 10:15 AM

I like this style - looks easy to sew!

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Date: 6/13/13 11:41 AM

I totally agree with you both. It takes some very specific sifting but there are lots of gems out there to be found in vintage. I like the princess seams there for fit and flatter - also nice shaping to the bottom of the suit...

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Date: 6/13/13 2:05 PM

The etsy vendor Mrs Depew Vintage has a couple of vintage bathing suit patterns.

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