1950's Swimsuits & Giveaway!


 

I love 1940/1950's bathing suits. They're really classic, flattering, and all around awesome. They're very unlike the suits today though. Most were made of Cotton fabric, with little stretch. The closure of choice was usually a metal zipper. I really can't imagine doing any serious swimming in them. But I can very much so imagine sunning myself on the beach in such a pretty little number. Finding one ready made is practically impossible. Well, practically impossible if you find spending hundreds on a swim suit outrageous. 
Just as anything in my life that I can't afford, I can at least attempt to DIY! Luckily I won't even need to bother trying to draft a pattern! Mrs. Depew has a wonderful PDF "Beach Bra" pattern available in many sizes! 


Even luckier she's offering the pattern for free to one of my readers! 

To Enter do all of the following:
1. Be a follower of this blog, either through google friend connect, or any blog reader. (Let me know which one in the comment)
2. Leave a comment with your name and email address

Extra Credit ( 1 extra entry for each completed )
1. Mention this on your blog
2. Tweet This 
@thepaigey I entered luxperdiem's Mrs. Depew Vintage giveaway http://tinyurl.com/7lndvgz



Contest Closes Friday the 20th of July at 8:00 pm EST, and is open to everyone, including international readers. Winner will be chosen at random.


**I was not compensated in any way besides being able to offer this giveaway. **


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17 Responses to 1950's Swimsuits & Giveaway!

  1. Yay - I've been dying to try this pattern! Please enter me for the giveaway. I follow you on bloglovin'. Thanks!

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  2. I follow your blog on Pulse on my iphone :)

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  3. Count me in! I love your giveaways!
    I'm following you on blog lovin!

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  4. I love vintage bathing suits. They are so classic. I am following you through GFC and Blog Lovin'. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  5. followed via gfc

    ki ip, vanillakaren (at) gmail.com

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  6. blog post: http://karenreblogs.blogspot.com/2012/07/vintage-sewing-pattern-giveaway-by.html

    ki ip, vanillakaren (at) gmail.com

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  7. mstump2721@aol.comJuly 10, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    I remember my mom wearing these and she made me a little one to match! Having one as an adult would be great!

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  8. I love Mrs. Depew's stuff! Please enter me. I follow via GFC.

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  9. Oh, I would love to win this, have several bathing suit-fabrics just waiting to be made into something... I am a follower trough google i think it is, or is it blogger.. (not so high-tech apparently)

    Have a great day! / Olivia from sweden
    oliviabonnevier (at) yahoo.se

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  10. I have eyed that pattern for a while. What would you use for the bottoms? That is what has always prevented me from buying the top. I would love a bottom like that stripped suit or something high-waisted and covering. What are your thoughts?

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  11. What a great pattern for using my Spoonflower fabrics. I follow on Blog Lovin'.

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  12. I follow your blog via google connect or w/e it is haha :)

    megphilips (at) gmail.com

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  13. I also tweeted the contest! :)
    https://twitter.com/hoodoovooodoo/status/222882267092090881

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  14. Just joined via Google connect,would love to win the pattern. Thank you.

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  15. @RockabillyKitten I would use this! http://www.etsy.com/listing/78610533/vintage-sewing-pattern-1940s-beach

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  16. I'm following you on Blog Lovin!
    I really love this pattern! I bet it would look awesome with a highwaisted denim pencil skirt!

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  17. @ Paige- I have some shorts but I think a real bottom would be cute. Like a brief.

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