Tuesday, April 30, 2013

40s/50s Pinup Play Sets

I have been going though my many closets of fabric, vintage clothing and sample items that i made ages ago. Here are a few sample play suits, made using left over bits of fabric that i had in my stash. The patterns are a combination of vintage patterns, patterns i made from vintage clothing and some i drafted myself. These are so fun to make, i may have to squeeze in a few more between projects :-)


 Totally cute cotton fabric with Pinup Girl Print, contrasting woven red cotton fabric.
Bikini top was cut using a vintage pattern, pleated bust, unlined with red rickrack trim, short sleeves with darted ''puff'' look, button front. full circle skirt with hi-waist and pointed waistband, back zipper. Bow is a pin and can be moved or taken off. This one i used a vintage Hollywood pattern from the 40s but the skirt pieces were missing so i just did a mini circle skirt and pointed waistband.

Cotton fabric with horse shoe and star print, white cotton & ribbon trim detail on top and shorts. Bikini top is cut using a vintage pattern, cups are interfaced with boning on each side of the cup, slight bullet effect. Tie cuff along top edge. elastic back with side hook closure. Shorts are unlined and do not stretch, waist band with hook, back zipper. This one has already sold.
For this set i made a pattern from a vintage 50s bikini top that i have in my stash and used it to create the top, the shorts are from a 60s swim pattern, they have little darts under the bum, you cant really tell from the pictures but it makes the legs a bit less gappy in the back.

 Cotton print fabric with Satin detailing. Bikini top features gathered sweetheart neckline, satin under cups, padded cups with boning on each side, halter tie, elastic back with button closure, Shorts are unlined, satin waist band with hook, back zipper.
This set i drafted the top myself. The upper part of the bra is gathered on to a facing to hold the gathers in place, the contrasting under cups have little darts. The shorts are cut from the the same pattern as the red shorts mentioned above.

All photos shown in this post belong to Morningstar84 and may not be used without permission in anyway.

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