Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sew Your Own Vintage Swimsuit and Cover Up - 1965

We really are lucky nowadays that there are many wise women who search out and sell vintage patterns.  What better way to create your own vintage look?  Here are some ideas for swimsuits with matching cover ups sewn from McCall's Patterns in the summer of 1965.  If you do a web search for the McCall's pattern number you like, you can find most of these patterns available for sale.

A two piece swimsuit with matching jacket.  Add a border of wide lace at the jacket hem for a bit of flirtiness.  Made from McCall's pattern 7753.

McCall's 7753

Another two piece swimsuit, this time with a blouson top made from metallic mesh fabric.  Sewn from McCall's pattern 7796.

McCall's 7796

Two piece swimsuit worn with a beach jacket made from sheer white lace.  Sewn from McCall's pattern 7775.

McCall's 7775

Get two looks in one.  Make the one piece swimsuit in basic black and wear it with or without the sheer polka dot blouson top.  Made from McCall's pattern 7798.

McCall's 7798

1 comments:

Victoria said...

These patterns are great. I made my own swimsuit back in the 60s as a teenagers, a blue polka dot two piece, so cute. I am thinking of using some of my 50s vintage swimsuit patterns, but using modern stretch swimsuit fabric. It would be a experimental project and in the end hopefully wearable also.

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