1940s Bathing Beauty

This was a sweet and quirky little jazz costume that I loved making. The colours were such fun and making the little bathing cap just finished the picture.

bodice CU

bodice detail

The halterneck top was adorned with lycra flowers. I sewed little Indian mirrors onto each as the flower centre. They were another find that I had stashed away for the right application.

detail

pants detail

The bikini pants has ruffles on the back and I added flowers there as well to continue the theme.

front

1940s bikini

This was a cute and age appropriate costume for a young dancer. I completed the vintage look with a bathing cap.

bathing cap

bathing cap

And here’s an action shot of the dancer.

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