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-tropical kind of look, which I found with a couple of cheap-as-chips sarongs I got at a local market, and this purple 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 would like 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 & loop/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
light weight woven purple cotton floral print sarong, woven/sew-in boning, hook & loop tape, elastic underwear lace, elastic.