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Twist and Swim

Added Jul 21, 2010

by mixtlii

Montpellier, France






I made this bathing suit out of a very expensive fabric that I bought a long time ago to make ice skating costumes… And I felt the difference with the economic fabrics that I usually buy, specially lycra/jersey !!! It was fantastic!
I used the Betty Boop’s Night Out top pattern, and one of my knickers for the bottom. I was sure the bottom would be too small but it turned out ok…

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Garment Type

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    Jul 29, 2015, 04.27 PMby sewing fanatic

    stunning! =)

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    Jul 19, 2013, 08.01 AMby carmencitab

    Très cool!

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    Jul 18, 2013, 11.52 PMby sew4my3

    Simply stunning!

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    Jul 18, 2013, 09.10 PMby SassyT

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    Nov 1, 2010, 04.13 AMby nishavinod2009

    fabulous! hey sexy!

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    Sep 6, 2010, 10.48 AMby meseide

    This is the perfet bikini! If a wasn’t to scared to work with that kind of material I would start to make one right now.

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      Sep 6, 2010, 01.13 PMby mixtlii

      Thank you! I think you should try, because if you buy a very good quality, it’s much easier than what you think. And for a bikini, you don’t need too much fabric, so it’s ok…

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    Jul 24, 2010, 09.21 AMby bridlin

    Yah I enjoy Montpellier it´s a great city! Do you know a nice shop to buy sewing stuff and fabric? A sewing club would be fabulous ;o) Do you know other people who sew?

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      Sep 6, 2010, 01.19 PMby mixtlii

      I am sorry I didn’t see your comment before today…

      If you haven’t find out yet, in the city center you have Toto tissus, they are quite cheap and not so bad quality. Next to the train station.

      Outside the city, I think there is Mondial Tissus, which is a very good shop, but I don’t have a car so I’ve never been there.

      For ribbons etc, if you don’t find what you want in Toto, there is another shop not too far, I think it’s rue des Etuves. They have great choice, but they hate me I don’t know why, so I hate them back and I go only when necessary!!!

      I don’t know anyone who sew apart from me… But if you want to meet someday, it would be fantastic! I can show you around or we can sew together ^^

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    Jul 22, 2010, 12.24 PMby olystyrene

    i love it! so fabulous! that top is so lovely :)

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    Jul 22, 2010, 08.36 AMby anajan

    Lookin’ great! The top is just gorgeous.

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    Jul 21, 2010, 07.50 PMby lizah

    I love it, the twist is lovely!

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    Jul 21, 2010, 06.28 PMby bridlin

    Very nice Bikini! Especially for the nice and hot weather in Montpellier! I just moved to Montpellier and it is so hot here that I am definitely in the need of another bikini, and you just gave me the inspiration to try to sew me one ;o) I really like the twist detail on your top!

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      Jul 21, 2010, 08.14 PMby mixtlii

      Thank you! Are you enjoying Montpellier? It’s true that it’s very very hot at the moment, a bit too much, but it’s such a great city! Maybe we should create a burdastyle sewing club ;)

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