I love a good miniseries, and a bio-pic miniseries is even better. So, when the new(ish) Houdini miniseries showed up on Netflix, I was super excited.
The show is really fun (although, I still haven’t finished Part 2). It was entertaining, well-acted, and very interesting. Apparently, some of the story is heavily embellished, but it still is a good show, assuming you aren’t looking for a documentary.
But, of course, the star of the show is Houdini’s amazing knit swim suit.
Can you imagine wearing a knit swim suit? It would get so saggy and droopy and uncomfortable. Much less a swim suit that covers you all the way to your knees. It’d almost be more uncomfortable than the straitjackets and chains he wore in his act.
Want to make a full-coverage swimsuit for yourself (although-why would you?) Try one of these patterns:
This pattern is actually vintage-it was published in the 1930s!
Knit yourself this smart swim suit by Australian Women’s Weekly
This pattern is from the late 40s-and is actually kind of attractive, as far as knit swimsuits go.
Going Swimming by Patons UK
Maybe you want a more modern knitted swimsuit (if that’s a thing). Try this one, based on one from 1932, but rewritten in 2008.
The Call of the Sea by Susan Crawford