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« on: September 21, 2013 06:00:04 PM »

(Just noticed I hadn't been around these crafty parts of the internet lately...)

My Swimsuit for the Summer (An imitation of Pin-Up Girl's Marylin)

Honestly, if you're thinking about making a swimsuit, don't let yourself be intimidated. It's really not that difficult! Especially with the ruching style. Just make an underlayer/lining that fits snugly (use a panty/underwear pattern/style for the bottom part and just make it a longer piece all the way up to above the bustline). I put cups in the lining, as well, for support. And then the outside layer/shell is basically a tube with a bunch of ruching. Finish, add straps!

 I just tucked the back up under and sewed it to the lining for the retro shorts effect, but left it as the skirt in the front.

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013 06:43:07 PM »

I love this , I too have ventured into the world of pin up swim wear and you are right its really easy once you get the hang of it . I love the style of your suit it looks amazing

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013 07:13:17 PM »

cute!  I really love this style of suit.

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013 08:08:17 PM »

Oh how cute!! It so flattering on you and love the vintage style.

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013 05:11:38 AM »

That is SUPER cute.

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    « Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013 05:53:36 AM »

    gorgeous swimsuit. Well done
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    « Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013 03:18:39 PM »

    Looks awesome! You did a great job. I recently pinned a pattern similar to your design.
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