High Waisted Vintage Bikini

Added Aug 29, 2012

by heatherlou

Montreal, Canada

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Description

This is my second swimsuit this summer. My first was a workable muslin I self-drafted based on a Norma Kamali suit. For this effort, I modified the pattern to work as a high waisted bottom, and drafted the top based on a vintage bikini pattern from my stash.

It’s made from a pricey Italian matte tricot and all the seams were reinforced with clear elastic. I used rubber around the waist and leg openings. The bikini top is lined with the same fabric – I used a nude lining for the bottom. Came together super easily; if you want more details you can find photos and further info at my blog.

Material Notes

matte stretch tricot, nude lining, rubber elastic, clear elastic, polyester thread

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

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    Aug 31, 2012, 06.34 AMby lauriana

    Do I see it correctly and do the bottoms have a skirt front? I love that vintage detail! I’ve made a bikini myself last month (not on Burdastyle, just here) for which I had some similar ideas (but not the skirt front this time). High waistline, gathers in the top…

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    Aug 29, 2012, 08.36 PMby Mandy B

    That is darling!!! Very flattering.

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    Aug 29, 2012, 06.12 PMby jacquipardue

    lovely!

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    Aug 29, 2012, 05.02 PMby frkbustad

    So nice! The swimsuit bottom is just perfect!

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