Sunday, August 3, 2014

1960's Swimsuit from Simplicity 6546

I've really been sewing up a storm lately. Here's my favorite project yet!
I used the original pattern with just a few alterations. If you see this pattern online or in a thrift shop, grab it!

I used scads of bias tape to finish off my seams and edges instead of pressing under and top stitching. I like the contrast and it looks great from the inside too!
This suit is completely lined and fitted. 

Here's my messy messy hand baste for my zipper in the back of the suit. 

This is the little button tab I added to the top of the zipper.

The back of the suit top. I wanted to make sure it stayed done up so I added and overlap and four buttons.

I added some non functioning buttons to the front of the top just because I liked them. I love wooden buttons and this fun mushroomy fabric seems to be made for them.
Have you attempted any swimwear?
I'd love to hear it.