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Yoga Top v2

Added Aug 20, 2011

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden






Well I needed a new yoga-top since the one I made pulls my neck too much (it’s a halter-neck), not good since I’m an OL (office-lady) during the days which results in a tense neck and back. No extra neck tension needed!

So here’s bikram-yoga-top version 2.

It’s loosely based on a top by Shakti Activewear , a brand popular among Bikram-yogis, so I’ve seen the top live and in action several times. I liked the way the ties of their cross-back-top run criss-cross around the back/shoulders, but the front is too covered for me (hey, that’s an advantage with small boobies, lower cuts are more ok!).

No pattern was used, I made two square pieces for the cups, stitched darts to give them shape, and pinned them to the desired shape while wearing them (loads of pins!).

Finally a photoshoot full of energy after a day full of surprises, with one of my favourite playlists (at Spotify, it’s right here ) in the speakers of my stereo = I couldn’t resist climbing!

The shorts are the ones I made in my last yoga-wear-project. If anyone’s wondering why the clothes are so small: they’re meant for Bikram Yoga which is performed in a really warm room = everyone wears clothes similar to these :-)

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Garment Type
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Aug 24, 2011, 05.11 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

    It’s a beautiful top! I like the cross back, it does look much more comfortable than a halter! Great job

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      Sep 1, 2011, 08.00 PMby ichigogirl

      And it sure is! Thank you!

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    Aug 21, 2011, 11.38 AMby tyui2

    Nice! I really like the criss-crossing, I’ve been looking for an inspiration for bikini top.

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      Aug 22, 2011, 01.52 PMby ichigogirl

      Thanks! I think it could be really useful for bikini-tops too, btw, check out the top-page at Shakti activewear, they have loads of different inventive ways of strapping tops, great inspiration!

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    Aug 21, 2011, 06.53 AMby urbandon

    Cool outfit and photos. Pretty darn lean there!

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      Aug 22, 2011, 01.54 PMby ichigogirl

      Thanks! I opted for the “monkey”-pose (or spider maybe?) ;-). And the best thing about the internet is that one can choose what pictures to post (i.e. not the ones with a poofy belly, hehe).

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    Aug 21, 2011, 12.00 AMby nouvellegamine

    lol! awesome yoga action pics :D i love bikram. the heated room is so easy on the muscles.

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      Aug 22, 2011, 01.55 PMby ichigogirl

      Thank you! I do too. And I love to get thorougly warm once in a while, especially in this climate. It’s like a mini holiday to the tropics… :-)

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    Aug 20, 2011, 10.26 PMby ilksen bahşi

    I think may be swimwear. because fabric is good

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      Aug 22, 2011, 01.57 PMby ichigogirl

      Yes, I agree, this could easily be used for swim-wear. It doesn’t show in the pictures, but my fabric is a bit different, it’s made for sportswear, I’d choose a shinier lycra for a bikini but otherwise it actually IS a bikini-top!

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