Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Old Timey Bathing Costume

Well, I have finished my very first clothing sewing... and I've made me-self a Bathing Costume! Old-timey, no? We're going lake type camping at the end of the month & I had no bathing suit, and no wish to get into one, so... you know, this is what happened:

Bathing Costume 1

Bathing Costume 2

I used a couple different patterns: New Look 6705 for the top (I added the belt & belt loops) and 6707 for the shorts (I cut the pants short). I added the stripes with seam binding.

I must thank Emily of the Black Apple for re-introducing me to sewing... I sewed her Doll pattern from her Martha Stewart appearance & was totally hooked. I had a sewing machine already (I'm 5'1", so most of my clothes are hemmed) & now I've been gathering patterns voraciously. The Black Apple Doll and Lambkins from my last post were my first two pattern babies, and now I have a huge queue forming for sewn projects, which will now compete with knitting for Ultimate Time Sucking.

16 comments:

ambermoggie said...

I love this:)

abbenormal said...

That is too stinkin cute! I love it.

CanarySanctuary said...

So cool! I marvel at your sewing prowess. That looks so rockin on you too. Very excellent.

Taryn said...

This is the coolest idea I've ever heard!

jgodsey said...
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jgodsey said...

that is SOO cool.

what fabric did you use?

traditionally it would be made of WOOL..OUCH!

i want one!

nillakitty said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments!

Jgodsey:
I used a cotton blend suiting... it's heavy weight to stand up to the lake activity, but still good in water.

e rega said...

I saw this on Craftster--I love the white striping, it makes me want to make little sailor suits!

Happy Tuesdays said...

you are so adorable! I love it!

CurlyfrySC's Collage said...

haha
So cute!
Enjoy the cool water.

foodteacher said...

I totally totally love it. I want.

saradippity said...

I just saw this on craftzine.com! Well, I saw it earlier here and on craftster, but I came by to say it's linked to on craftzine :).

MOONSTITCHES said...

Oh, so cool!

nillakitty said...

Thanks saradippity, no one told me! The link is here: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2008/07/oldfashioned_bathing_costume.html

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Kathie said...

Dear Nilla,

Love this a year later!

Kathie in Ramona