Saturday, September 12, 2009

Crocheted Bikini


While most have seen my attempt of the crocheted bikini's...
I did want to share the photo
of my sister, grandma and me
wearing the original ones
our grandma made us...
I thought I had long lost this photo
but out of the depths I came across it...
And so glad I did...
How cute!!!

I will need to try this pattern again at some stage...
There is a "womans" size in it too...
Hmmm that could be interesting, to say the least...

On the home front...
Not much crafting as I have had way too much other stuff going on...
Which is good
but consists of boring business stuff...
But this all leads to a good outcome I am hoping...

I have also bought a overlocker...
and now know the joy of trying to thread them...lol...
I would love to know though how do you do that
really, really close rolled-narrow hem...
It is a Janome and it does have a setting for these two styles
but it still isn't close enough together...
as in I can still see the material underneath
instead of just a band of thread so to speak...
any ideas would be great...

I have no idea what to make at the moment
which is really annoying
but it has made me tidy up the sewing room
so I now can see the floor
and my materials are very neat and tidy...

Maybe that's why I have sewers block...
I need a messy room to get the inspiration...

Well at least I have had plenty of time to catch up on
what everyone else is up to...
Loving all the crafty goodness on your blogs!!!

7 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Those bikinis look very familiar , gorgeous !

CurlyPops said...

I had a crocheted bikini in the 70's too...how adorable! I'll have to try to find the photo.

Jodie said...

I had a bikini just like those. I seem to recall they were a bit saggy once wet...

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I can't wait to see the 'grown up' version - although will not be raising my hand to be the model! They look great - and very cute photograph too. Peta

The Whispering Creek House said...

O to fit in a bikini again legally! I would want one of these! too cute!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a sweet photo of you and your sister in your bikini's! Love the one you have made. Good luck in figuring out your overlocker.

Tania said...

I confess, I sort of put crocheted bikinis in the same group as elasticated waists when it comes to grown up versions. Um. Good luck with yours - on all fronts - if you get my drift...!