Tuesday, February 12, 2013

1910's Swimsuit

From the seller:

This is an authentic early 1900's swimming suit. The label says "Swim Easy Pat'd Apr-11-1911" "Myers Mfg Co" "Los Angeles, Cal". There is something else on the label but the stitching goes through it so I can't read it. Perhaps it's a style number. I'm guessing that it's very close to 100 years old now. It is clean and in very good condition particularly considering its advanced age. The style is one piece with a bib top that buttons with two buttons on either side of the front. The bloomers are attached to both the top and the skirt and there is a band at the waist that has a button on either side to make it fit at the waistline. All the buttons appear to be the original buttons.It is made of a light weight cotton that appears to be very durable as there are no tears or holes or other wear except for a bit of the black fabric has frayed underneath the white decorative binding on the top of the bib that unbuttons. This does not detract from the garment and could probably be fixed with a simple needle and thread. I will consider other shipping options.

From Me:

What the seller says. :-)

1 comment:

  1. I don't know when or where I would wear it, but I think it would be fun to make one of these swim suits.