When Eva Dress posted she was having a sewing competition I knew it was the perfect excuse to dig into my pattern stash and choose from her beautiful patterns I’d bought in the past and pick one to sew! Nothing helps me get past my procrastination for sewing like a deadline to meet!
This was the very first pattern I bought from her years ago, the 1940 Swimsuit. I kept procrastinating on this project because I knew I had to grade it down two sizes and I thought it would be a pain to sew in a wiggly rayon (which I knew I wanted to use) because of the ties and straps and such. Boy, if I had known how quickly and easily this would have gone together I would not have procrastinated so long!
It was really fun to sew this little suit. The fabric I used was vintage striped rayon crepe yardage, and I think the colors were perfectly suited to this suit!
I paired it with my new to me vintage hat with fruit decorations- I think it’s my new favorite hat! Also with bakelite earrings and bangles which were either gifts from friends, thrifted, or found. I have found the siren song of how fun this colorful jewelry can be to wear and I admit I am a convert. Fun stuff!
There’s shorts attached under the skirt, and the side fastens up with a zipper. I pulled two vintage buttons out of my stash which were covered with yellow crochet for an added bit of fun.
Hope you all had a great weekend!