High waisted strapless bikini

Added Mar 18, 2010

by melisloppa

Norway, Norway

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Description

My first good old granny style bikini with gathered sides.

Just make your own pattern based on based on your own underwear and make the waist as high as wanted. The outer fabric should be double as long (approx. 1 meter) as the lining, gather it in the sides so that it fits the length of the lining.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Swimwear
Style
Vintage
Material
Polyester

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    Feb 10, 2011, 04.50 PMby strawberryfreckles

    what did you base your bikini top pattern on?

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    Apr 30, 2010, 04.54 PMby lizah

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!

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    Mar 20, 2010, 09.27 PMby pinksalamander

    Love the bikini, but I love the photography too!

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    Mar 20, 2010, 07.51 PMby prairieponygirl

    How awesome! I love the style you’ve chosen . And the pattern of the fabric is gorgeous!

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    Mar 20, 2010, 01.46 PMby hdeixonne

    very nice job, très joli!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 09.14 PMby nglalala

    Very cute!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 01.22 PMby melonhead

    Wow! I love it. And the print is gorgeous!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 11.05 AMby beastofcotton

    Wow, I was just thinking of making the exact bottoms while at the beach today! (To go with the Alison swim suit pattern; the bottoms are too skimpy for me.) Yours is lovely, hope mine turns out that well.

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    Mar 19, 2010, 03.12 AMby rubyslippers86

    love it! great print too! Im going to give ur instructions a go, ive been trying to find a vintage pattern like this for ages, it’s impossible!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 12.28 AMby nuiwida23

    Gorgeous! The fabric choice is key, and you totally scored. Fantastic job :)

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    Mar 18, 2010, 08.07 PMby gimmeonekiss

    ooooohhh! impressive! so vintage-chic!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 05.37 PMby helenadoll

    What fabric did you use? I’m thinking of making a swimsuit :)

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      Mar 18, 2010, 06.57 PMby melisloppa

      I have actually made a swimsuit with the same fabric, which goes even quicker. The fabric is super cheap stretch from a market in Berlin, and almost everything works as long it’s elastic and light weight.

      Looking forward to see yours!

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      Mar 21, 2010, 05.51 PMby sokkenmonster

      this is not entirly true, some light weight fabrics take up a lot of water and this wil make them very heavy when wet. Especially for a strapless bikini being heavy with water is not really the best scenario ;).
      You’d best ask or look for swimsuit lycra.

      It’s a beautiful bikini by the way! especially the bottoms are so nice.

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    Mar 18, 2010, 05.35 PMby Lucha Suarez

    I love it!!!!!! I want to make my bathing suit this summer, and this is definitely a canidate for the design I will make!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 05.23 PMby bethan44

    oooh, lovely! might have to have a go at making this, make’s me feel all summery!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 04.49 PMby Jasmine Iris Philbrick

    i love it :]

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    Mar 18, 2010, 04.32 PMby Olivia Anne

    cute print

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    Mar 18, 2010, 03.22 PMby tessi

    REALLY cute! While I think that I’m WAY PAST being able to wear a two-piece, this is just a great little suit! Did you use purchased patterns, or did you draft (especially the bottoms) them yourself?

    Great job!

    Several years ago now, I was very fortunate to travel to Norway, Denmark and Sweden on a trip with my choral group. I had a wonderful time!

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