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Cindy Let's Swim !

Added Jun 13, 2010

by mixtlii

Montpellier, France






My cindy swimsuit!

I love it, it’s very cute, but it was pretty hard to fit, and sewing the elastic tape was a nightmare.

At first I had doubts about the utility of such a swimsuit: having my belly covered is not usual when wearing a swimsuit, as I don’t want a fishy white belly ; so much fabric must take hours to dry, doesn’t it?

Well finally it is so cute so it doesn’t matter so much that I’m not tanning my belly, and yes, it takes hours to dry, so it keeps you fresh in the sun! Isn’t that great?!

I asked my mum tu take the pictures, and she actually had a lot of fun, specially when I was jumping!

Material Notes

Elastic tape, Lycra.




Garment Type

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    Mar 25, 2011, 01.41 PMby maribug

    does anyone else think it is disgustingly tactless that almost 2 years after the pattern was posted, women still feel the need to make comments against the burdastyle model? in any case, your version is absolutely GORGEOUS and you are quite stunning!

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    Mar 22, 2011, 06.32 AMby lime-blue

    they should use your pictures for the project, you show it off so much better than the model burda style used. very inspiring, the piece and you look gorgeous

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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.42 PMby jambrigid

    <3 it

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    Jun 20, 2010, 03.52 AMby staticfax

    this is very cute tho I agree on the belly covering deal. don’t know whats up with this new tankini style but I bet you could shorten it and make just the bra part with out all the extra pretty easy.

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    Jun 15, 2010, 04.40 AMby olystyrene

    love it! you did a wonderful job!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 05.30 PMby sigrid

    Great, now I want one!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 01.21 PMby sianysiany

    This looks really cute! The pictures are great too, you always look so relaxed! I wish I could! : )

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    Jun 14, 2010, 12.43 PMby harmony758

    The swimsuit looks great! I understand your concerns about covering up…I hate odd tan lines, too. But sometimes it’s nice to have something different. And tell your mom she held a great photo shoot!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 09.29 AMby Jodi Wade

    It is so cute!! I love the photos – looks like you had a great time taking them :)

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    Jun 14, 2010, 08.36 AMby irmchen

    WOW! It is better than the original!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 08.06 AMby wishofhappiness

    gorgeous! i love the colour on you! is it a tight fiting top?

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      Jun 14, 2010, 10.44 AMby mixtlii

      Thank you! It is quite tight, because if not, it falls when I swim! I had to adjust it twice until it’s tight enough!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 08.04 AMby hannnc

    Fantastic! Suits you so well. How did you find it sewing with lycra? Did you buy a special needle?

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      Jun 14, 2010, 10.43 AMby mixtlii

      Thank you :) It is not so easy, specially with the elastic tape, but for my first time with that type of fabric (my ice skating dress) I was in a sewing society so I guess I learnt the basics!
      I didn’t use a special needle. Just the dotted zigzag stitch. I’ve never used special needles, I guess I should try!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 08.00 AMby kihli

    Wow, you have a lot of courage handling with such a fabric! I have the biggest respect of such fabrics, but when I saw your swimsuit…. Did you use a serger?

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      Jun 14, 2010, 10.45 AMby mixtlii

      Thank you :) It’s very scary at first but you have to try someday… And it is such a relief when you go back to a simple cotton!
      I don’t have a serger, so I just left the edges cut, no hem or nothing. Maybe I’ll serge it next christmas…!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 06.57 AMby rokonela

    It looks so great, and fits you very well. I only can imagine the nightmare of sewing this kind of fabric (this scares me a lot). You are very skilled. Great job.

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    Jun 14, 2010, 06.28 AMby madammeke

    Beautiful work; you look very glamorous!

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