husband left drifting

I left my husband drifting today on our 10 years wedding anniversary. We went to the pittoresque countrytown Nora in the heart of Bergslagen, the old mine district of Sweden, to visit an antique and vintage fair and I totally forgot about him. When I eventually found him he was deeply absorbed by old football albums from the 1970 World Cup.

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The road map

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Antique and vintage fair in Nora

This is what I happened to stumble over:

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The fit is just superb!
1940’s and the fabric is my favourite crepe.

difficult moment

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I sigh and think and measure and remeasure. This moment, the moment before cutting a fabric is so hard to handle. It is rather dramatic to take the scissor and cut through a nice and expensive fabric. So here I am sighing.

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troubled Torhild Elisabet

The pattern, McCall nr 7849, 1940’s, is of course too small and I first have to adjust the size. I have done that but it was a while ago so I have to check every piece again.

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retro swimsuit?!

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Five years ago I bought a swimsuit at a summer sale. Today it is in a terrible shape, the rubberbands are dry and cracked. I have been to so many shops to find a new one, but no, none has been satisfying – too expensive, too sporty, too shiny, too tiny. So I decided to sew one! Trust me, many has questioned my idea.
Thank’s to the community We sew retro and tell I found the right pattern: Butterick Patterns by Gertie, B6067.

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Patterns by Gertie

After many considerations I decided to use a “normal” and new fabric suitable for swimsuits, I turned it inside out to make it less shiny. I wanted a proper retro look, of course!

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It has not been as difficult as I first thought to sew the swimsuit, but it has been necessary to pin every stitch very carefully.

Ta-daa!!

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No, I never ever thought I would end up on the web wearing only a swimsuit… But I am so pleased with the result.

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