Bikini - First attempt

Added Oct 11, 2011

by daligula

Playa Del Carmen...

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Living in a beach town, a bikini is a basic piece in your wardrobe… but they’re very expensive!
One of these days I found a piece of swimming suit fabric on sale and it inspired me to give me a chance to sew a bikini: if I failed, I wasn’t going to lose much, right?

I paid about 2 bucks for 1m of fabric, plus about 50 cents for the elastic, plus 3 bucks for the lining… not much.
So, I did it. For the bottom I used apair of undies that had the shape I was looking for. For the top I used a pattern from an issue of Patrones magazine.
I made a toile in jersey and made a few adjustments before cutting the fabric.


NOTE:
By test driving my bikini I confirmed my fears: regular elastic doesn’t do a good job.
Using swimwear elastic must make sure your bikini bottom stays in place. You don’t want to be playing ball and fearing your bikini bottom shows something you don’t want! =)

For my second attempt I’ll try harder to get it. Meanwhile, at least I can use this bikini for sunbathing purposes only!

Material Notes

- 1m of swimming suit fabric
- 50 cm of lining -it’s 2m wide, so I didn’t need to buy the whole metro.
- Thread
- about 2m of elastic. The best is to use the special kind of elastic for swimwear, but I was unable to find it in town.

Difficulty

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Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Swimwear
Style
Beach
Material
Knits/Jersey

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