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Floral Retro Bustier Swimsuit Top

Added Feb 27, 2014

by Marusya Grace

South Bend, Unit...






Finally after my sister’s persuasion (and commission), I decided to give polyester suit making a try! Neither of us are string bikini gals. We like more coverage/support. So we decided on a retro swimsuit design. This design requires much more work than your typical lycra swimsuit. Why? Because the fabric is cotton (with some polyester) and not stretchy, so the fit must be exact. In addition, I’ve also added boning to the cups and side. Read more and see more photos on my blog here: http://bit.ly/1dEJp9c




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Mod, Vintage

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    May 8, 2014, 01.28 PMby Rianne2

    Nice fabric design :)

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    Mar 23, 2014, 07.52 PMby kellykilburn

    So stinkin cute! Have you worn it in the water yet? Just curious as to how the cotton reacts and how it feels!

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      Apr 8, 2014, 12.36 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks Kelly! It’s finally warm outside, so I was able to test it in the sun and chlorine! It worked really well! I’m posting my second bustier top later today or tomorrow!

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    Mar 2, 2014, 02.27 PMby JillStraw

    great job! and i love the fabric choice, too.

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      Mar 8, 2014, 08.50 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks Jill! I can’t wait to wear it this summer!

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    Mar 2, 2014, 01.01 PMby sewing fanatic

    this is gorgeous! great cut and love the front middle ‘v’

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      Mar 8, 2014, 08.49 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks! I’m not sure if the v is meant to be there..but I guess that’s what happens when I don’t use the directions!

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    Mar 1, 2014, 04.53 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very nice. I adore your choice of the fabric for the top.

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    Feb 28, 2014, 06.25 PMby thewallinna

    Fantastic! I love the fabric so much! Can I commission one too? :)

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      Feb 28, 2014, 10.25 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks thewallinna! I’d totally take you up on your commission if you’re interested! Just message me if so :)

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    Feb 27, 2014, 09.04 PMby rita61

    Awesome swimsuit top.

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    Feb 27, 2014, 06.39 PMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous top, high waist bottoms would look great with this. The fabrics lovely and the photos are great on your blog x

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      Feb 27, 2014, 07.55 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks Mary! And yes they would. I made some high waisted cotton ones and they didn’t turn out, so I ended up doing simple turquoise bikini bottoms. When I get more matching fabric, I’ll make a matching high waisted skirt!

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    Feb 27, 2014, 05.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is a gorgeous swimsuit top! and I can see you have done a lot of work with it – great job!!

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      Feb 27, 2014, 07.52 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks Ellen! The extra work was well worth it!

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      Feb 28, 2014, 07.55 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats on being featured! :)

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