I'm a tropical Girl and would wear bikinis year round if I could. Fortunately here in Texas (Houston) the weather is fairly mild enough to pull it off through most of November and granted you have access to a heated pool... But I always dream of Miami!
I will be traveling at the end of November to the Caribbean (be still my heart) via Big Cruise boat... I'm so tired of the affordable bikinis being crap quality and name brand bikinis being so overly expensive and since I just got a new sewing machine (WITH the bells and whistles) I figured it's high time I gave it a shot and made my OWN swimwear.
The outer fabric was insanely thin and most definitely unsuitable for "family friendly vacation environments" so in the top I made a double layer of lining and installed "headlight deflectors" (ie storebought swimwear pads) between the layers in the cups. I also lined the inside of the cups with the outer fabric, so it's the same pattern on both sides. I know, I think I went a little overboard with the layers of linig and fabric and realized this halfway through the project, but hey I'll know better for the next one!
For the bottoms I only did one layer of lining between the outer fabrics and used a complimentary colored fabric for the inside... that I also used to create the string ties. The back side is cut somewhere between a Brazilian and a full coverage I don't know exactly how I managed to get that shape but I like it... LOL now I just need to work on making my butt look more like that Brazilian supermodel's and then I'll be all set!
I am VERY pleased with how it came out and see many more of these in my future! I will post "Action Shots" later after I return home from the trip!
Full COlOr Version...
HAHA!! No my boobs ARE NOT lopsided.. HAHAHAHAH!!
I had a better pic WITHOUT the body spray bottle in the way.. but this one is more comical! CHeeky CHeeky!