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Bustier Bikini Top & Bloomers

Added Jul 31, 2013

by nadia r

Akl, New Zealand






Bustier Bikini Top – BurdaStyle 04/2012 #119
Retro Bikini Bottom – BurdaStyle 05/2013 #132

I was going for a vintage kind of look, and this bikini has a possibly 60’s look. It was interesting piecing the bustier panels together and using boning for the first time. The bottoms are patterned on the Retro Bikini set (- which I want to make next, lol!)… except that I forgot to make seam allowances for them, if you can tell, lol! The back of the top is done up with hook and loop or Velcro tape pieces. Btw don’t tell anyone but I was low on fabric, so I had to cut the front of the bottoms on the opposite grain ;) Location: Kitava Island

Material Notes

Light weight woven cotton floral print sarong, woven/sew-in boning, hook and loop tape, elastic underwear lace, elastic.




Garment Type
Beach, Vintage

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    Sep 24, 2014, 03.56 AMby nadia r

    I tested this two piece bikini set last week whilst on holiday, but I had to overeat the night before so I’m trying in vain to hide my guts with my hands lol. It is a great bikini to swim in, it has nice fitting pants. The top is secure too, but as it is only a half cup, it can come down too far to reveal the bust too much. I don’t think I made the straps the right length lol. Perfect for sunbathing. It dries well as it is made from a light weight cotton sarong. I like the retro 60s tiki look of this bikini. One thing is make sure you sew the straps on strongly.

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    Nov 22, 2013, 04.12 PMby TalulaTwinkle

    ohhh, I love it, so sweat and beautiful! :)

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    • Jkiopiop_large

      Nov 23, 2013, 05.33 AMby nadia r

      thank you lovely

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    Sep 26, 2013, 01.14 PMby Jennifer Wiese

    So cute!!

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    • Jkiopiop_large

      Sep 27, 2013, 05.14 AMby nadia r

      thanks a lot x

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    Aug 1, 2013, 10.56 AMby nadia r

    Thanx I appreciate that lovely’s

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    Jul 31, 2013, 08.45 PMby papermothballvintage

    Love it! So vintage Hawaii, reminds me of an Elvis Presley movie!

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    Jul 31, 2013, 07.50 AMby Mary Athey

    its a gorgeous bikini and the fabric"s fab x

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