Bandeau Bikini & Bottoms

Added Jun 27, 2013

by nadia r

Auckland, New Ze...

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Description

Bandeau Bikini – BurdaStyle 05/2012 #117
Bikini Bottom – BurdaStyle 04/2012 #120

I used somewhat more appropriate fabric for a bikini this time – a stretch jersey remnant costing 50c – but I only just had enough for this bikini set with not an inch to spare. They’re a lil’ skimpy for me, I am in fact not a bikini person and never will be I suspect, but I like how they appear almost professional looking, lol! They were sewn fairly quickly and without fuss using tricot stitch, and they are self lined and lightweight. I put elastic in the waist band, and also added side ties; for them I used tee-shirting as for the bandeau ties.

Material Notes

4-way stretch jersey or polyknit with an ethnic ikat print. Ties cut from the hem of an old salmon color T-shirt

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

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

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    Mar 6, 2014, 01.33 PMby nadia r

    update: do excuse my pose-y pics lol, but I tested/swam in this bikini at the beach yesterday, although I shouldn’t have demolished all that trifle the day before lol. I thought it is a bit small which is great for tanning, but I like more coverage lol. The fabric clung nicely in place. The wet bikini stayed damp yet was not weighty or heavy. Overall, it looks like a bought bikini due to the modern fabric, but of course lycra would dry much better.

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Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/burdastyle-bandeau-bikini-and-bottoms