Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Bombshell

Hello chickadees!

Posting photos of myself in a swimsuit is never something I thought I would ever do! Blogging is great for pushing your boundaries, hey?
"Tell me I'm a bird!"

Here is my Bombshell swimsuit from Closet Case Files. Heather Lou did a magnificent job on this pattern! This is my second one, and this suit makes me feel like a pin-up princess, which is saying a lot! 

Excuse the little alfalfa bit. The wind was playing with my hair.

Here is the knitty gritty-
I made a size 10 graded to a size 12 in the hips. Horray for pear shapes!
I looked around for matte swimsuit Lycra, but the fabric stores in my area were lacking, so I just used the reverse side.
I added in moulded cups to add some support and modesty. Nobody wants to get nipply at the beach! 

My best Betty Grable impression

If I made this again I might lengthen it a bit. It's not uncomfortable as it is, but I feel like it might fit better. I would also reduce the width in the front crotch piece. I found that there was a little bit of extra fabric there that could be slightly unflattering. 

All in all I love this swimsuit. I felt uber confident and totally hot at the beach while wearing it, which is pretty big. And that wasn't just because of the 35° heat!

Hope you all are having a fantastic summer!


  1. This is so pretty. I'd love to learn to sew like this! And you look super glamorous in it as well xxx

    1. Thanks so much Lois!
      It honestly isn't that difficult, it just takes practice and a well-made pattern. I highly suggest giving it a try!
      <3 Rachael

  2. Hi Rachael. I read about your meetup with Jessica on her blog and thought I'd wander over. Nice blog you have here! I'm learning about sewing and see I can pick up tips from you. I also like the vintage style of the late-40s/early-50's.

    1. Hi Shybiker!
      Thanks for stopping by! Ahh Dior's New Look is my favourite. There is something so classic and beautiful about that silhouette. Good for you for learning about sewing! If you ever need any sewing help, do not hesitate to give me a shout! I love to share my knowledge.
      <3 Rachael