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Plunging Freestyle Wrap Swimsuit

Added Aug 5, 2017

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand

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Description

The plunge on these swimmers is a bit revealing – apologies in advance for blinding everyone lolz!
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DIY 30-Minute Swimsuit – Burdastyle 7/2017

I have to admit I didn’t use lycra or swimwear material to make this, even scuba might suit better. I just loved the striped design of this leftover piece of 70s material too much, which is from a friends’ mum. The material has only slight elastane stretch in all directions, but it is not clingy, huggy, or liquidy enough. The fabric is composed of two pressed layers, probably a polyester/crepe blend, and has an interesting embossing/waffled texture on the front side. I had exactly this measurement only available for the horizontal width of both straps; they only just reach across the front width of the pants. However because the fabric is not very stretchy I would have definitely made them wider. I tried adding some underwear elastic around the bottom section of the straps, along the sides, but that didn’t really work. It is more like a bandage swimsuit than a wrap one lol. Needless to say, to cover up modestly I have to pull the bands taut lol, or do extra crossing over. I tried the first two burda variations: they only just cover and I may feel uncomfy with exposed/open sides, and I was not able to even do the third halter version at all lol! I did try some alternatives though, with all of them covering up at the sides.

Material Notes

70s embossed medium weight fabric with elastane (4-way slight stretch only), beige 70s stretch jersey (for lining pants), underwear elastic in tan, vintage plastic black zip (for left side opening)

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

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

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    Sep 15, 2017, 02.08 PMby lisascarolina

    Striking fabric! Interesting design in that you can wear it so many different ways. Cool! :)

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      Sep 15, 2017, 06.48 PMby nrobson

      I thank you so much for lovely compliment lisascarolina! X

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    Aug 15, 2017, 02.03 AMby Eli Cat

    Amazing! I really love this work!

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      Aug 15, 2017, 04.00 AMby nrobson

      Thank you dear; i worried about my fabric as it has a lot of body, and not much tension, but the pants contour well at least xx

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    Aug 13, 2017, 07.45 PMby GULSEN GOKSEL

    Nice fabric design, love it.

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      Aug 15, 2017, 03.58 AMby nrobson

      Thank you so much for lovely compliment. :p

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    Aug 8, 2017, 07.32 PMby Mary Athey

    I think it’s fabulous x

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      Aug 9, 2017, 01.11 AMby nrobson

      Thanks darling, cool to hear! =D

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    Aug 7, 2017, 06.51 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Supercool! :)

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      Aug 7, 2017, 06.56 PMby nrobson

      thank you darling! =)

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    Aug 6, 2017, 05.42 AMby TeenyUK

    Ooh la la!!! Fab, groovy, sexy, sassy and unique, and wouldn’t look amiss on a 70’s Biarritz beach!

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      Aug 7, 2017, 07.30 AMby nrobson

      Thanx Teenyuk that is an awesome compliment! a Biarritz beach in the 70s sounds stylin’ (though likely revealing hahahaha) XD

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    Aug 5, 2017, 08.42 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Wow! This is simply fantastic!

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      Aug 7, 2017, 07.28 AMby nrobson

      Thank you so much sweet, yay! :D

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    Aug 5, 2017, 07.52 PMby liliv-1

    Fabulous! Both design and print! You will be the star of the beach!

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      Aug 7, 2017, 07.26 AMby nrobson

      Thanks so much dear liliv! Its very much a hollywood/disco glam style with a neckline that low, hahaha XD

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    Aug 5, 2017, 04.36 PMby izbott

    Its such a cool project!

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      Aug 7, 2017, 07.24 AMby nrobson

      Thankyou dear izbott, I liked making this one:)

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