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my first bikini top

Added May 30, 2011

by turtlegirl00

Livingston, Unit...




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this is my first attempt at a swimsuit. I ordered a top I liked, but the xs was still too big—so I tried to copy that style. I am not a fan of this fabric so much—I ordered it from spandex warehouse and I thought the pattern was much smaller. This is okay because there are a few things I would do differently and I wasn’t so tentative since I was not in love with the fabric. I also made matching boy shorts but I need to reinforce the seams and attach the elastic waist band. I also am going to attempt a skirted bottom too.

Material Notes

spandex, lining, elastic, thread




Garment Type

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    Jul 2, 2011, 01.33 PMby gabcorb

    Well done – swimsuit fabric is TRICKY to sew with!

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    Jun 13, 2011, 11.36 AMby tonierenee

    You did a great job on the top. how does it fit? Any tips on making my own? BTW..Love the fabric!

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      Jun 13, 2011, 01.16 PMby turtlegirl00

      Thanks! the top fits me great! I was pleasantly surprised—I just copied that other top I mentioned. as fas tips… I thought spandex was easy to work with as long as you pinned enough and did not stretch/pull to much when working with it.

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    Jun 1, 2011, 11.09 AMby Douli Bee

    I wish it does! But if it doesn’t you can always come to Greece! 30 degrees is quite warm I think!!!

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      Jun 1, 2011, 03.57 PMby turtlegirl00

      thanks! that sounds WONDERFUL!!!!!

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    May 30, 2011, 01.15 PMby Douli Bee

    I like it! The fabric is perfect for the beach. I think the skirted bottom will be great! Have a sunny and happy summer !

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      May 30, 2011, 10.21 PMby turtlegirl00

      thanks! woke up to snow this am… maybe july will bring the warmth?! :)

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