It was during the 1970s that the modest swimsuit went out of fashion in favour of either a two-piece bikini or a one-piece bathing suit that showed a little more flesh, such as the vintage pattern we have available here with matching hat.
The vintage swimwear pattern we have here gives the illusion of a one-piece suit, when in fact, in addition to the hat, it contains two types of briefs and a top section that wraps around, exposing parts of the back where it is tied together like a pinafore. This kind of swim-dress was very fashionable in the 1970s.
This style of pattern could also be used to create vintage lingerie, underwear or nightwear in that 1970s-style. All it takes is a change of fabric to create a cute vintage design of your very own.