[ a darling two piece with bloomer-style bottoms (l), and a stripy one-piece (r). click for larger view. ]
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments about my 40s pinafore! My apologies that entries and email replies have been spotty this week… Sailor Husband got a week of leave and so we’ve been doing things around the apartment and hitting the beach! Now, I’m going to stipulate that I am not a beach girl. I love being by the ocean, but all the things that come with it (getting sunburned and swimsuits) leave me less than enthusiastic. lol. But, considering we’ve lived in FL for over a year and I have only been to the beaches once, we decided we need to get a little more beach time in before we have to move on.
[ I love the playsuit style of both of these outfits. click for larger view. ]
None of my swimsuits are particularly exciting–just standard issue type things that I’ve picked up at the last moment when I realized I needed something. I’ve always adored swimsuits of the 40s and 50s, and now that I have a serger in my mitts, I’ve been toying with the idea of making my own swimsuit! Something that I can tailor to me and my sensibilities when it comes to swimwear. I’m kind of excited about the idea of making my own, though I need to get through a few more projects on my to-sew list before I let myself run with this one! But still, things like this are not helping my resolve… haha.
[ ruffled bottoms and a lovely cross over style bra top (l). a fun one-piece with a cut-out midriff (r). click for larger view. ]
I have had a stash of images I’ve scanned from my various magazines saved for several months now–waiting until it was the right season to post! I just adore some of the playful styles modeled in these pictures. I have also been posting a ton of swimsuit images on my Tumblr this week (I guess it’s been on my mind a lot lately! lol.), and I think perhaps this may just be the first of several posts throughout the late spring and summer on the topic… Hope you enjoy a little bit of this sunshine weather inspiration!
[ this bubble-bottom on the one-piece (l) remind me of one of Claire McCardell's designs. a skirted two-piece from 1947 (r). click for larger view. ]