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Cheeky Bikini

Added Mar 30, 2008

by cicaktoes

Silver Spring, M...






I was so excited to see a bikini pattern on the site! Here is my version. I had never sewn spandex before, but it was ok with the special needle I got. I used Jessica for the top – even though I used one size larger than my Burda top size, when I tried it on I still found that the triangles are a little skimpy – I might try to size it up another step next time. Instead of making the Jessica string bottoms, I used the Cheeky Panties pattern for the bottoms (resized to Burda size 42), and it turned out great! (now I just have to muster the courage to wear them in the summer, as they are quite cheeky on my ample bum!) :)

Material Notes

spandex swimsuit fabric




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    Jul 13, 2009, 09.39 PMby kotori

    Really appreciate for your advice to use the Cheeky Panties pattern !!! I have No courage to wear Jessica pattern as it is. Your sence of fabrics is also superb! Thank you for your creation.

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    Jun 26, 2008, 01.24 PMby cicaktoes

    Hi Francesca, sorry for the late response, currently working overseas with limited internet. I used regular thread but a ballpoint needle and zig-zag stitch.

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    May 28, 2008, 12.39 PMby francescafrancesca

    did you use nylon stretchy sewing thread or just regular?

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    Apr 11, 2008, 10.26 PMby emilykate

    Yeah it is a super retro swimsuit you have made! That is such a great fabric. Well done!

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    Apr 2, 2008, 08.44 PMby fikshunpink7

    I love the ingenuity! I would have done the same as you. Up sized and made it to my specs.

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    Mar 30, 2008, 05.25 PMby cicaktoes

    Thank you! I suppose the bottoms are quite retro this way (I seem to recall a photo of my Mom in the 70s wearing a similar bikini!), but I like how it turned out. No, the fabric was not difficult to find. They had quite a good selection at my local fabric store. It was about US $17 a yard, but I only had to buy 1/2 yard, as the width of the fabric was about 2 yards.

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    Mar 30, 2008, 12.09 PMby olar

    Good job and idea on using Emily Kate pattern! was the fabric expensive or difficult to find?

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