Here in Australia summer is just around the corner, which of course, gets me thinking about my summer wardrobe and top of the list is a new bathing suit.
I usually go for a bit of a 50's look, even though im small I have a waist and hips so the styles tend to work well for me and they are so feminine and a bit more glam than the old triangle top and those tie pants that give you muffin top regardless of size.
I have been trawling the net for ideas and inspirations as I think this year I will make my own.
Now I have never attempted lingerie or anything of this sort before and as I'm planning on a top with underwire and some padding it should be a nice little challenge and broaden my sewing skills.
Have any of you ever tried to find a vintage pattern for a swimsuit? It is like mission impossible! from what I have seen ( finding, something,anything was hard enough!) they are more like playsuits and I already have a few vintage shorts patterns. I was hoping for a one piece or bikini with a little skirt but no dice. I wonder why that is, If anyone knows please share I am very curious! I am doing a bit of research into girdle patterns where I am hoping to have some more luck, keep your fingers crossed for me!
I really love the print on this one from hotel bondi swim they do some gorgeous retro styles