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Pattern Reviews> Hollywood> 1600 (Two-Piece Sun Suit (vintage))

Review submitted in Fabric Stash - 2011 Contest
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Posted on:2/28/11 2:08 PM


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Annette1 said... (3/10/11 0:17 AM) Reply
This is SO CUTE! I hope you wear it LOTS. I love the way the shorts wrap around, and also the little cap sleeves on the top -- AND it ties in the front. There's not MUCH midriff showing, and I think you could easily wear this wherever you want to. :o)
Margaret said... (3/3/11 3:05 PM) Reply
Thanks!
fourkid said... (3/2/11 8:46 AM) Reply
Very interesting, and your diligence is amazing. It turned out quite cute (minus the CT) Enjoy!
Margaret said... (3/1/11 3:45 PM) Reply
Thank you! 21wale, if you do a search for e.g. "1930s people exercising" you can find a surprising number of photos, several of them with people in outfits rather like this. Getty Images (NAYY) for one has lots.
jannw said... (3/1/11 1:23 AM) Reply
What a fun project! It turned out great and the shorts are cute..have fun wearing this..even if not in public!
21wale said... (2/28/11 8:37 PM) Reply
I agree, this was a very interesting review. It would have so fascinating to see someone wear this for real back in the day.
treefrog said... (2/28/11 5:36 PM) Reply
Wow! This is really interesting. It looks like it would be nice and cool - and a lot of fun to wear.
Rhonda in Montreal said... (2/28/11 3:52 PM) Reply
Margaret, you pick the "funnest" projects!! Odd-ball pieces are much more your speed!! CAMEL TOE?? (I'd LOVE to sneak a private pic of this outfit on--friend to friend ;) INTERESTING!!
FreyaStark said... (2/28/11 3:36 PM) Reply
An impressively adventurous project. It sounds like a good advertisement for stretch fabrics. I can remember wearing a swimsuit made with woven fabric but it was a very long time ago.
 
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