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Added Jul 27, 2011

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I made this unitard (which I’d rather call a maillot) from the same self-drafted pattern I used for my No Windows Dress. I’m calling her the Bardot, because it reminds me of something swank and 60’s on holiday in St. Tropez.

I sewed a bandeau bra, with cups, into the maillot, so no bra needed.

The skirt is a version of my Tough Love in the City Skirt.

More on my blog Daughter Fish

P.S. Amendment:

I added a little tutorial on how I drafted this pattern on my blog:




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jun 14, 2012, 03.25 PMby woman

    Super gorgeous!!

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    Apr 12, 2012, 02.05 PMby kstyled

    The top is simply divine! You couldn’t have lined-up those stripes any better in my opinion. I can see you standing on a sailboat in this outfit ! GREAT JOB !!!

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      Apr 13, 2012, 02.34 PMby daughterfish

      Ha! Thank you so much! I need a sail boat:)

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    Jul 31, 2011, 01.58 AMby wildcatspow

    Love it!! It’s very Sophia Loren!

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      Jul 31, 2011, 07.48 PMby daughterfish

      You are too kind!:) Thanks!

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    Jul 31, 2011, 01.58 AMby wildcatspow

    Love it!! It’s very Sophia Loren!

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    Jul 28, 2011, 06.51 PMby nouvellegamine

    beautiful! i love it- very classic looking.

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    Jul 28, 2011, 05.15 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    that is a super flattering neckline! maybe i will make one for summer __

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    Jul 27, 2011, 11.28 PMby smallfire

    Very nice! Love it!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 06.08 PMby suzeb

    I love this. So sexy with the stripes.

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    Jul 27, 2011, 04.15 PMby LockNess

    You make me almost want a unitard (maillot). This reminds me of Malibu Barbie for some reason.

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      Jul 27, 2011, 07.03 PMby daughterfish

      Thanks! I think Malibu Barbie isn’t a bad reference at all! It would really look good in a white Malibu Barbie convertible:)

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    Jul 27, 2011, 02.58 PMby Tara Blockley

    I too love this! I might be a bit top heavy though to pull off not using a bra. Beautiful! Love the low back!

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      Jul 27, 2011, 07.05 PMby daughterfish

      I totally hear you on the busty issue. I used to be a much bigger cup size and shied away from these sorts of shirts. But I do think if you found cups that are big enough for the inside bandeau, and made sure the bandea was nice and snug, it might just work…

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    Jul 27, 2011, 02.07 PMby turtlegirl00

    love it!!!! i want to attempt one—it would be cute with all sorts of things—shorts, jeans, capris, skirts, etc.

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      Jul 27, 2011, 07.02 PMby daughterfish

      Agreed! I’m going to try and post a tutorial for how I made this on my blog soon….

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      Jul 28, 2011, 05.16 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      oh please do!!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 01.20 PMby Dee Durrant

    Love the colour combo of this dress. Gorgeous for a summer holiday.

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    Jul 27, 2011, 02.35 AMby poppykettle

    Love it!

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