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Green Bathing Suit

Added May 28, 2011

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I finally made my own swimsuit! This bathing suit was meant to be a muslin but it ended up good enough so I probably wouldn’t sew another. The fabric is dead stock found from my local fabric store for a cheap price.

I shortened the breast insert because the gathers were too much for me. The legs were finished with ordinary elastics since I didn’t have swimwear elastics at hand. Maybe I will change them later.

also blogged here

Material Notes

green swimwear fabrics




Garment Type


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    May 25, 2014, 06.36 AMby sewing fanatic

    this is so good, great fit, you sewed and chose everything well!!!

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    Feb 19, 2012, 04.54 PMby katastrophenbarbie

    My boyfriend looked at the burda page and said I shall do this like yours. He usually don´t like colors, so this is a huge compliment ;)

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    Jun 3, 2011, 03.09 AMby Marita Kotze

    wow, stunning, amazing! class and confidence wrapped up in green!

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      Jun 22, 2011, 11.51 AMby Shannon Grech

      Love your choice of words!!! I definitely feel the same about this swimsuit… it’s AWESOME.

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    Jun 3, 2011, 01.21 AMby be-bops1


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    Jun 2, 2011, 08.48 PMby rifka

    Beautiful! What a wonderful, vibrant color.

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    Jun 2, 2011, 06.22 PMby liliashp

    Wow- very nicely done and it looks perfect on you! I just downloaded the pattern after admiring your bathing suit.

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    Jun 2, 2011, 05.46 PMby designerroya

    I love this suit and your blog! I found out about your blog from Grossgrain and love to read it! :)

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    Jun 1, 2011, 10.21 AMby fairyprincess

    This is utterly wonderful! Great job!

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    May 30, 2011, 06.49 PMby kathryn parry

    I love the colour and it is a very flattering fit.

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    May 30, 2011, 05.21 PMby charlotteauzou

    Amazing color ! And I love how you styled it with hugh heels and a big hat :)

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    May 30, 2011, 12.26 PMby reliablechef

    love the style

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    May 29, 2011, 02.43 PMby jrosebud

    absolutely looks great on you!!! i just bought some swimsuit material and since seeing yours, i plan on starting tomorrow!!

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    May 29, 2011, 02.14 PMby nikkishell


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      May 30, 2011, 01.20 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you Nikki! I’ve been wanting to try this pattern since I saw your version. So glad that I finally made it!

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    May 29, 2011, 12.30 PMby marmota-b

    It looks great – especially the green with the red hat!

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    May 29, 2011, 10.54 AMby verypurpleperson

    thank you for all the wonderful comments! <3 <3

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    May 29, 2011, 06.38 AMby groovymama

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

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    May 29, 2011, 05.27 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    adorable and lovely and stylish and hip!

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    May 29, 2011, 04.40 AMby cweeks

    Very very pretty!

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    May 29, 2011, 03.43 AMby Lucha Suarez


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    May 29, 2011, 12.23 AMby mollykatherine

    Wow! its fantastic!

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    May 28, 2011, 11.06 PMby secondbedroom


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    May 28, 2011, 10.48 PMby loyl8

    fan freaking tastic!!! love it and the color.

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    May 28, 2011, 10.28 PMby kimboat

    gorgeous! looks stunning on!

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    May 28, 2011, 09.40 PMby misslivia

    So lovely!

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    May 28, 2011, 07.46 PMby bhs

    beautiful! looks great on you! I just downloaded this pattern. Maybe i should make one too.

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    May 28, 2011, 07.30 PMby perlimpinpin

    I agree!! It’s BEAUTIFUL!!

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    May 28, 2011, 07.14 PMby scavengerannie

    Gorgeous style & colour!

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    May 28, 2011, 06.49 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen


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    May 28, 2011, 05.55 PMby juebejue

    hot hot hot! i love it!!!! :D

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    May 28, 2011, 04.20 PMby lanternwaste33

    Wow, this fits like a glove. I love the suit! Great work!

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