If not, then let me introduce you....It's an amazing collection of thousands of vintage patterns, as well as a community of other vintage pattern enthusiasts.
It can all be a bit overwhelming but there are lots of ways you can search the patterns:
When you find a pattern you fall in love with, if there are vendors selling it, you can link to their website and purchase the pattern. It's a great one stop shop for collectors.
Over the weekend I got lost while looking at the vintage bathing suit patterns! Here are just a few of my favourites:
|This one doesn't look that old, probably 1980's|
but I love those bottoms~
|I LOVE Marlos Corner patterns and have never come across this one before.|
Love that one piece...so classy!
|I just think this is such a funny combination of items to have in one envelope,|
but it was the '60's and everyone lounged in evening wear
after a day at the pool~
|I'm not even all that crazy about this swimsuit|
but I do LOVE the illustrations from this period of McCalls.
I always find it hard to resist buying this illustrators patterns when I come across them.
They're just so quintessentially 70's.
I love looking at bathing suit patterns and collecting them. I just wish I was better at sewing bathing suit patterns. They are my nemesis. But I will try again this summer and maybe, just maybe, I'll find the one that works.
How about you? Do you sew swimwear? Any tips or tricks to share? Leave a comment below.