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Lace Swimwear CoverUp Shorts

Added May 26, 2014

by sewing fanatic

Nth Is, New Zealand






Shorts – Burdastyle 07/2011 #109

I had the shorts pattern on me so I thought why not make another swimwear cover up lol, although these would be fine as lingerie or over a leotard too. Instead of using stretch jersey I naughtily used woven lace remnants, as I have a collection of many small squares of lace in my vintage 70s stash that I wanted to use up. I chose the largest size pattern. I couldn’t sew nicely rounded seams, with the lace being non-stretchy, but adding blue ribbon lace trim along the edges and curves makes them look finished. I didn’t put pockets in as per the pattern, and I also didn’t have enough of this particular lace to make the waist band. I just folded the top over and elasticized it, while also adding fine netting as interfacing, which is why its a bit bulky if you’re pedantic like me lol. But they’re just for swimming in so who cares. These are great to wear if you’re shy about your skimpy bikini bottoms lol. Location: Doini Island

Material Notes

woven blue ’70s floral silk lace, blue lace ribbon trim, blue underwear elastic, fine netting.




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic

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    Oct 1, 2014, 03.40 AMby sewing fanatic

    these blue lace shorts are the last item I tested while on holiday in PNG recently, if you can tell from my brilliant deep tan haha. In short, these are great to swim in! So comfortable and providing coverage but also stylish and feminine.

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    Aug 31, 2014, 07.00 AMby dibue

    Really cute

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    Jun 1, 2014, 07.41 PMby xcocolienx

    Wow so cute fabric ;) Love it ;)

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    May 26, 2014, 01.27 PMby kisses

    Cute shorts and I like the color

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      May 27, 2014, 04.03 AMby sewing fanatic

      thanks Kisses happy to hear X

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    May 26, 2014, 09.06 AMby Mary Athey

    These are lovely on you x

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    May 26, 2014, 07.29 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Great shorts Nadia – and I love the color and the lace fabric :-)

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