>Bikini, Circa 1935

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Hurrah! My projects which were cut out and waiting to be made are finished! This is from a German pattern from 1935. It came from one of those wacky pattern magazines, which I have a bizarre attachment to- the ones that look like crazy maps and you have to trace them out. The mannequin has more of a “torso” than I do, so the gaping doesn’t happen on me in real life. The plaid fabric is original from the 30s. Now I’m set for a summer beach party, even if it does look somewhat juvenille, that was the style!

10 Comments on >Bikini, Circa 1935

  1. Trixie
    June 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm (8 years ago)

    >It’s incredible how you just whip out perfection after perfection! I’m always impressed!

  2. Marie-Noëlle
    June 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm (8 years ago)

    >The fabric is perfectI love the result

  3. Meg
    June 1, 2009 at 10:18 pm (8 years ago)

    >Great idea to use a plaid — it’s so cute on the bias!

  4. reilly
    June 2, 2009 at 2:42 am (8 years ago)

    >Not juvenile at all, it’s wonderful! So can you actually swim in this?

  5. jjsweet
    June 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm (8 years ago)

    >Oh my gosh! I thought I was the only person attached to those old German magazines, now I don’t feel like such a weirdo! I’d love to see what else you have *drooling*

  6. glassoffashion
    June 2, 2009 at 2:33 pm (8 years ago)

    >Wow, now that’s amazing. (And great job matching up the stripes at the sides!) Can’t believe you don’t mind tracing off magazine patterns- it drives me to distraction….

  7. casey
    June 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm (8 years ago)

    >I love the plaid!!! I can totally see you sporting this with a jaunty 1930s sunhat and pair of brightly colored sandals and chic sunglasses! The bikini styles from the 30s and 40s are my favorite. ;) I'd love to make one eventually!

  8. Java Bean Rush
    June 9, 2009 at 2:28 am (8 years ago)

    >Very nice job. Surely a bikini like that is not for swimming but for showing off while you lie on the beach

  9. Anna Allen
    June 14, 2009 at 5:17 am (8 years ago)

    >this is beautiful! i've been looking for a 1930s bikini pattern. hmm…must try to get my hands one some of these german patterns. love your blog, btw!

  10. Anna Allen
    April 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm (6 years ago)

    >this is beautiful! i've been looking for a 1930s bikini pattern. hmm…must try to get my hands one some of these german patterns. love your blog, btw!