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Funky Triangle Bikini with Ties

Added Dec 1, 2014

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand






Bikini – Burdastyle 7/2009 #121

As much as I don’t actually wear skimpy bikini’s I thought this pattern which appeared in a back issue of burdastyle, has a professional style to it, like you might find in a shop. It didn’t take too long to sew either, but I’m not going to show close ups of the messy zigzag top-stitching lol. I had exactly enough of this remnant of vibrant vintage 70s jersey fabric to make it. There was really nothing else one could make with the small piece of material I had, so a teeny bikini was the perfect answer lol. The fabric is slightly sheer/thin so I lined both the top and bottom in a black ribbing remnant I got from the thrift store. Location: Milford Beach

Material Notes

slightly sheer 70s jersey print with crosswise stretch & a sheen – possibly stretch tricot, beige lace underwear elastic, plastic bikini clasp, black ribbing with 4-way stretch.




Garment Type

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  • Simba_nov_06_large

    Mar 23, 2015, 09.28 PMby nrobson

    I tried these on down at the beach yesterday to see how they hold up to swimming, and I must say are best for sunbathing. They feel good to wear and stay tied together, but they are pretty loose for swimming, a bit skimpy for me, as per my cheeky cleavage shot here hahahaha for jokes. I used the wrong lining, black ribbing, which meant it was left soaking and took ages to dry. I’m glad these are my last bikini’s to demonstrate (well they should be, unless another great bikini pattern comes along on burdastyle one day lol!), because if you can tell by the expression on my face, I still dislike wearing bikini’s lol!

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    Dec 3, 2014, 02.41 AMby izbott

    The fabric is a great find! I live for vintage fabrics.

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 3, 2014, 09.22 AMby nrobson

      Thanx izbott x ….yeh these small leftover remnants can come in handy, esp if they’re funky unique prints from the 70s haha

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    Dec 1, 2014, 09.33 PMby kisses

    Love the fabric and it looks good on

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 2, 2014, 12.24 AMby nrobson

      thanks heaps kisses x… I’ll never buy a bikini again. Actually i never have, well only a ginormous one once lol!

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    Dec 1, 2014, 07.50 PMby Mary Athey

    This is fantastic on you, love your fabric x

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 2, 2014, 12.23 AMby nrobson

      thanx Mary, I know the print is grooovy! its a one off; i have lots of small vintage remnants like this one x

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    Dec 1, 2014, 09.40 AMby liliv-1

    I think it’s one of your best:-)
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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 1, 2014, 10.16 AMby nrobson

      Thanx a lot Liliv x…Tho I hope this will be my second to last (I still have one bikini pattern left)! Lol XD

  • El_large

    Dec 1, 2014, 09.07 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is great! Love the fabric and the style looks lovely on you! :)

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    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 1, 2014, 10.14 AMby nrobson

      Thankyou Ellen x. I would probably wear a cover up over it the whole time lol so I don’t feel like i’m wearing undies, a sheer one tho :D

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