03 March 2009

Vintage Bathing Suit Blues

A while back when I was hunting for a vintage bathing suit I came across this little cutie and knew it was meant for me. Unfortunately it had other ideas and you can imagine how crestfallen I was when I tried it on and it was all around too big. Determined I could sew it up to make it fit, it came home with me and... sat in my to-be-sewn pile for nearly a year. I dug it up from the bottom of the pile yesterday to get my mind off of the four inches of freshly fallen snow that was keeping me indoors. I thought it would be just the bit of spring fancy to lull me out of my winter doldrums. After looking at it every which way I could think I came to the conclusion that there's just no way for me to alter it and have it successfully fit me. Whah!

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27 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

That is a doll! To bad its too big for me too :o(

me melodia said...

what a treasure.
I'd frame it.

BeautyandPearls said...

Oh my, that is just precious!! I'm practically drooling over here!

Penny said...

it is gorgeous! when you put it in your store, could you state the bust, waist and hip measurements please?? i hope it is my size!!!! thanks! xxxx

Noora said...

ooh,how lovely!!!

Rebecca said...

That is so adorable! I feel your pain (for I'm sure it wouldn't fit me either) - at least you got to keep it for a while... what a gem! :)

Juliet said...

Oh so sweet! Oh so cute!

juliet xxx

kristin said...

LOVE the collage

Pretty Pirate said...

Now, thats a find. I have a ton of vintage swimmies but none that old. It's darling ;)

Casey said...

SO cute! (Too bad it's too large for me too... *sigh*) Personally, if it were me though, I'd keep it just to hang it on the wall and look at it--it's so pretty! :)

chie said...

so lovely!!!

copperoranges said...

these probably arent as vintage as you'd like, but what do you think:

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?itemdescription=true&itemCount=10&startValue=1&selectedProductColor=&sortby=&id=16038580&parentid=W_APP_SWIMWEAR&sortProperties=&navCount=9&navAction=poppushpush&color=&pushId=W_APP_SWIMWEAR&popId=WOMENS_APPAREL&prepushId=

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?itemdescription=true&itemCount=10&id=14367551&parentid=W_APP_SWIMWEAR&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=270&navAction=poppushpushpush&color=41

Sally Jane said...

Thanks for all of your comments!

I have a feeling this little beauty is going to find a nice new home.

All the details and measurements will be include with the description when I put it up for sale.

copperoranges: Thanks for the links! I actually love this little polka dot one.

Chloe said...

I love the vintage bathing suit it is so adorable!
Lovely Blog!!

don't drink the punch said...

i just listed a bunch of vintage bathing suits! there's a link on my blog. i have a problem where..i will buy any beautiful bathing suit no matter what size it is. i'm slowly begining to purge..with three beauties yet to be listed.

crispybenfranklin said...

That is really cute. I'll be surrendering an adorable vintage Jantzen pretty soon, so I'll be needing a replacement... :)

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

well, it is my size.... I'll be watching the store. :-)

proudly says, said...

that's a nice choice but i don't have the guts to wear it any suits..i gained too much weight after having a baby.

http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

Matt said...

I see you zooey

Niviarsiaq said...

That is so lovely! I would love to be its new owner but unfortu atly it would probably be a tad bit too small for me. Luckily I found my own vintage looking swimsuit last summer that I adore! Yay for great finds!

StrikeMatch said...

Wow it's so pretty. And those girls seem to be having so much fun.

Sally Jane said...

Please don't kill me! Turns out there's been a change of plans. Someone has made me an offer I couldn't refuse. A trade for a piece I've been coveting for some time now. Yikes! I feel bad for saying I'd sell it and then not... but, what's a girl to do!? Sorry!

keira said...

Ahh!! I was just searching for it in your auctions. it would have fit me perfectly! Can't blame you for doing the trade though.

Cerises et Fraises said...

Really adorable!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

oh no, that is such a bummer. this has to be the cutest swim wear I've seen!

claire said...

let me buy this from you!!!!!!!

Glamoursurf said...

That is a very sweet suit. Looks 50's. Wish I'd seen it earlier! We've got some great vintage suits at our store if you're ever in the market again. Glamoursurf.com