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Bustier Bikini Top & Bloomers

Added Jul 31, 2013

by hello Itsme

Nth Is, New Zealand






Bustier Bikini Top – BurdaStyle 04/2012 #119
Retro Bikini Bottom – BurdaStyle 05/2013 #132

I was going for a vintage-tropical kind of look, which I found with a couple of cheap-as-chips sarongs I got at a local market, and this purple bikini has a possibly 60’s look. It was interesting piecing the bustier panels together and using boning for the first time. The bottoms are patterned on those from the Retro Bikini set (which I would like to make next) -except I forgot to make seam allowances for them, if you can tell, lol (they ended up slightly smaller than the pattern). The back of the top is done up with hook & loop/Velcro tape pieces. Btw don’t tell anyone but I was low on fabric, so I had to cut the front of the bottoms on the opposite grain ;) Location: Kitava Island

Material Notes

light weight woven purple cotton floral print sarong, woven/sew-in boning, hook & loop tape/Velcro, orange elastic underwear lace, thin white elastic




Garment Type
Beach, Vintage

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    Sep 24, 2014, 03.56 AMby hello Itsme

    I tested this two piece bikini set last week whilst on a holiday in PNG, but I had to overeat the night before didn’t I, so I’m trying in vain to hide my guts with my hands lol. It is a great bikini to swim in, it has nice fitting pants. The top is secure too, but as it is only a half cup, it can come down too far to reveal the bust too much. I don’t think I made the straps the right length lol. Perfect for sunbathing. It dries well as it is made from a light weight cotton sarong. I like the retro 60s tiki look of this bikini. One thing is to make sure you sew the straps on strongly.

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    Nov 22, 2013, 04.12 PMby TalulaTwinkle

    ohhh, I love it, so sweat and beautiful! :)

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      Nov 23, 2013, 05.33 AMby hello Itsme

      thank you lovely

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    Sep 26, 2013, 01.14 PMby Jennifer Wiese

    So cute!!

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    Aug 1, 2013, 10.56 AMby hello Itsme

    Thanx I appreciate that lovely’s

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    Jul 31, 2013, 08.45 PMby papermothballvintage

    Love it! So vintage Hawaii, reminds me of an Elvis Presley movie!

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    Jul 31, 2013, 07.50 AMby Mary Athey

    its a gorgeous bikini and the fabric"s fab x

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