Category Archives: swimwear

Swimsuits, 1946

Ahh! Summer! Here’s some divine swimsuits as pictured originally in the 1946 Montgomery Ward’s Spring and Summer catalog. It’s hard to choose a favorite! Happy 4th!

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For Golden Days on the Beach, 1934

Mmm!  Summer swimwear! And 1930s swimwear at that! I thought you might enjoy welcoming Summer with these couple of pages from a 1934 catalog.  It’s almost impossible for me to choose a favorite from this page… A! No, G!, No, … Continue reading

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>What Real People Wore- Vintage Bathing Beauties

>Oh no!  This post mysteriously went missing! Sorry for the repost, but I wanted to make sure these images were still up here 🙂 I can’t really remember what I wrote, but here again are the images shared: A dream … Continue reading

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>Finished Project- Eva Dress 1940 Swimsuit

> When Eva Dress posted she was having a sewing competition I knew it was the perfect excuse to dig into my pattern stash and choose from her beautiful patterns I’d bought in the past and pick one to sew!  … Continue reading

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>Get in the Swim this Summer! Swimwear from 1937

> I love 1930s swimwear in catalogs! It’s always so cheerful!  I really would love to make a 1930s swimsuit from a wool knit someday and these are perfect inspiration. This is a Sears Mid Summer Sales Catalog, and unfortunately … Continue reading

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>Make a Splash! Bathing Suits- 1938, and Lastex

> Aren’t these fun?  Colorful and playful swim suits from 1938!  I love the one with the palm trees, and the one further down the page with the nautical anchor. I’d also like vintage poolside to lounge by, with colorful … Continue reading

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