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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: how to recreate this italian bikini top!?!? on: May 29, 2008 07:04:53 PM
Very cute!

Take a look at the other page from this site which has more views of this style suit top:

http://www.sartoriavico.it/ecommerce.htm

The stripes on the tops give you all the clues as to how it is cut out(think of them as grain lines)!  I would do a sample first (cut up an old t shirt) before I cut from the real fabric.  Note the angle of the stripes on the neck tie also (and yes it is threaded through the scoop neckline)

A couple of hints:
  • You will want to under line the top (just cut out and sew like one piece of fabric).
  • Remember real swim suit knits are 2 or 4 way with part Lycra stretch (this helps them keep their shape when wet)
  • Use a high quality synthetic thread and a machine needle for knits!

Here is a great read on making your own swim suit!
http://www.articlecity.com/articles/hobbies/article_129.shtml


Thanks for all your great advice!! I can't wait to try it out Grin
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Chronicles of Narnia Binder Cover on: May 28, 2008 08:46:27 PM
  Shocked that is amazing! you did such a beautiful job!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / how to recreate this italian bikini top!?!? on: May 28, 2008 08:35:58 PM
I found this italian deisgner that makes incredible convertible scarfs and what not (it's totally worth checking out!) and I fell in love with the style of this bikini top:

http://www.sartoriavico.it/trikini.htm

(it is the first bikini top shown with the deep scoop)

I was wondering if anyone had any advice!?!? Do you think it will be easy to recreate? It looks like the shape is pretty basic I could put an elastic band under the bust and create a tube on the top part of the suit to put the string through!? Has anybody worked with bathing suit fabric? Thanks for your help it's greatly appreciated Grin
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Those 70's Shorts, that 70's skirt and a jersey dress on: May 21, 2008 03:30:54 PM
 Shocked wow! everything is soooo beautiful! i especially LOVE the shorts! i wish we could see them on someone!?
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: my Parisian man's painting. i call it "dead mermaid" on: May 18, 2008 09:21:25 AM
beautiful!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Don't Be Sorry on: May 14, 2008 08:00:43 AM
AMEN to that! Tongue
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: The Crabodile and the Snailigator on: May 12, 2008 05:43:44 PM
these are hilarious! great job i am sure he loved it!!!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: M.I.A. XL concert tee on: May 12, 2008 05:37:26 PM
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I dont want to completely chop it up/reconstruct it just cut it down to my size...

And your size is? Without this information we can't offer much help. Techniques will be different depending on you.

well i guess i would say i am an adult small
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: super retro bathing suit! on: May 11, 2008 05:48:06 PM
what a good idea, i love it! and it looks awesome on you!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The ink is black, the page is white. on: May 11, 2008 05:45:06 PM
 Shocked these are awesome! great job!
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