Monday, March 8, 2010

Summertime and the livin' is easy.

I hope you saw Laura's earlier post of vintage bathing-suit inspiration... because this suit was created based on some of those images! Many thanks to my amazing grandmama, whose help was needed for the technical difficulty encountered with this.

The Process:
1.) Collect images/do a bit of style research.
2.) Assemble pattern (based of a pants shape for the bottom, top was mostly guesswork!)
3.) Use vintage curtains (always, always, always reuse and recycle.)
4.) Cut it out, piece it together.
5.) Play with the fit/ruching/etc.
6.) Voilá vintage!

Laura & I hope to soon make many of these and make the vintage style suit more widely available to fabulous ladies like yourselves. Thoughts?

(My favorite thing about this suit: because of the cotton fabric, it makes a perfectly adorable top when paired with a high waist skirt.)


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