Added Apr 12, 2011
Pico Rivera, Cal...
I used the Cindy bathing suit pattern but extended the front and back pieces to turn in from a tankini to a full pin-up styled bathing suit. I also extend more on the back piece to have the back panels ruffled like the front (although I should have added more) and eliminated the skirt. It is still a 2-piece but with the top pulled down to the hips, it appears to be a one piece. I also turned the spaghetti straps in to a 2 inch halter strap. Inspirations for alteration from:
Their price: $102.00
My total: no more than $10 and a days worth of sewing
Go far afield in this collection of bib dresses, waistcoats, and wool jackets in textured fall fabri
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this jean alteration technique and find out how you can learn more!
Fashion & Trends
Three takes on how to wear a menswear essential.
Member Project of the Week
A gorgeous confection with a surprise peach chiffon layer.
Meet the colorful designer behind our upcoming fashion design course.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.