Retro Bikini a la Blue Hawaii

Added Aug 25, 2013

by nrobson

Auckland, New Ze...

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Retro Bikini – BurdaStyle 5/2013 #132

I didn’t realize this pattern was intermediate skill level lol, but I got there eventually… I added 3" to the top of the bloomers to really get that vintage Hawaii look, but it looked excessive, so I sewed 6 separate strips of elastic going downward to gather up the fabric: 1 on each of the side seams, 3 down the front, and 1 down the center back. I think I had cut out some of the patterns for the top in the wrong sizes… and I added a small elasticized piece to the front band section so that I could get into it, lol. Also, I think I need to move the back strap position over a bit…

Material Notes

woven lightweight cotton print sarong, interfacing (sew-in), stretch lace trim, elastic, elastic thread, clear thread.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Swimwear
Style
Beach, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Aug 26, 2013, 01.30 PMby nrobson

    thank you ladies! – Xx

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    Aug 25, 2013, 05.12 PMby Mary Athey

    this is lovely and i’m so glad you made this as i’ve been wanting to make this. I think if you move the back straps over about an inch would look even better. i’m toying with going for a cross over back (very 50’s). great job though x

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    Aug 25, 2013, 03.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    You’ve done a fantastic job! It looks wonderful on you ;) Fabric is Lovely!

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http://burdastyle.com//projects/retro-bikini-a-la-blue-hawaii?image=340201