It started with a pretty boring Land's End tankini that I actually sort of liked, it was conservative and simple, but I don't like those high thighs and I've been wanting a vintage-inspired hi-waisted swimsuit, so I thought I'd chop this one up! Here's the before:
So I started by adding some leg coverage. I wanted to use some hot pink fabric I had from a skirt whose waistband I'd used to make my space skirt: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402724.msg4736186#msg4736186
I wasn't sure how to go about attaching them but the technique worked well, I just patched on some rectangles, pinned them on, trimmed and sewed!
I then tucked the pink panels under and tried to make it as even as possible while getting some butt coverage.
To embellish the top, I added some tucks to create a sweetheart neckline and added a pink button I found:
I cut the bottom off the top, and added it to the bottoms to create a high-waist, then addded a couple more buttons for cuteness!
The finished Product:
The photos would look better if I cleaned the smudges off the mirror instead of crafting! Oh well...