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Seaside Rendezvous

Added Jan 17, 2011

by Stiksel

Johannesburg, So...






My first Burdastyle project and my first bikini! Unfortunately, the pattern instructions are cryptic at best, and it took me a while to figure out the back/straps/front connection. I ended up changing the top part of the back, because it just wouldn’t work out. I also changed the straps to cross over at the back, but this was just for aesthetics :) I made an additional bikini top to go with the bikini bottoms by taking my front & back measurements around the bust, basting & gathering both sides, and sewing them together (with a lining in front). I added elastic to the top & bottom of the back piece to make sure it didn’t fall off, and it seems to have worked.

I love the vintage look of this bikini. Usually I alternate bikinis on holidays, but during this summer holiday I couldn’t get myself to wear anything else!

Material Notes

Spandex/ Lycra




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jun 19, 2016, 01.26 PMby nrobson

    great sewing!

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    May 29, 2011, 06.24 PMby turtlegirl00

    i love the top!!! what a great idea—I am trying to find a flattering top to go with my skirted bottom—this is IT! :) love the color too!

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      May 31, 2011, 03.26 PMby Stiksel

      Thank you! :) I’m glad I could help!

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    Jan 20, 2011, 07.57 AMby Stiksel

    Thanks for all the compliments, everyone! :)

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    Jan 19, 2011, 01.53 PMby be-bops1

    great! Love the style!

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    Jan 19, 2011, 11.55 AMby mmmenta

    I love it!! and the landscape it looks so much like here"!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 09.41 PMby danilovestosew

    Sooooo cute! Great job!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 08.02 PMby smurfette2010

    Great job! I love the colours!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 07.31 PMby Poodysmum

    It’s gorgeous. Very clever- you did an awesome job :)

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    Jan 18, 2011, 05.16 PMby designerroya

    Awesome photos! Amazing workmanship!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 03.41 PMby nettevivante

    so sweet!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 01.33 PMby integerclub

    Really cute!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 08.38 AMby ralene

    Wow! Dit is pragtig.

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    Jan 18, 2011, 06.27 AMby michelle ><><><

    LOVE IT! <><

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    Jan 18, 2011, 02.43 AMby clairesophie

    beautiful—I agree, burdastyle instructions tend to run on the cryptic side!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 01.12 AMby lila-1

    lol, super cute. love the frills

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    Jan 17, 2011, 09.45 PMby missymellie


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    Jan 17, 2011, 09.16 PMby analogue

    Very cute!

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