253 Vintage Bathing Costume - PDF


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Sizes XS-3XL (updated sizing!)

The sewing pattern for our Vintage Bathing Costume, dating from around 1890, features a flattering gored skirt with deep pleats in the back. The skirt buttons at the waistband over a knee-length romper. The bodice featured short puffed sleeves, whimsical sailor collar and tie, with an optional inset "modesty" bib. Top it off with a jaunty Bathing Cap for an authentic look. 

The Vintage Bathing Costume is great for a fun summer outfit. Make it in bright floral or striped cotton, or traditional in navy blue medium-to-heavyweight cotton or lightweight wool with white trim. Wear it without the skirt and omit the "modesty" bib for a casual playsuit.

This is the PDF pattern.  For the paper pattern, go here.  This PDF pattern includes files for sewing instructions, print at home (8.5"x11" and A4) pattern, and copy shop patterns (36" and A0).  Files are layered for A0 and print at home versions.

Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight cottons, linens, blends. Original garments were made in light to medium-weight wools.

Yardage chart (.pdf)