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« on: October 29, 2009 10:27:31 AM »

I joined a "Miss pageant" competition with one of my dolls, whom I call Milada. The first thing we had to make was a swimsuit. It's nothing special, my swimsuit, but I had wanted to make something like that for Milada anyway, I quite like it...





It's sewn from a thin, one-way stretchy fabric, and lined in the same, because it was a bit transparent. Originally it was a thrifted blouse. The straps are made from a ribbon, and I also used it for finishing a slit in the back - I had to add it, because the fabric is less stretchy than I expected. If you wanted to see the slit, I'll add a photo later.





It closes with a loop and a bead.

I had 50s-60s in mind, that's why there's the headband - but the judges pointed out it's not exact, so consider it just a slight inspiration...
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009 08:12:24 PM »

The suit looks very well made! I'd assume it was store-bought and came with the doll. Good job! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009 02:04:02 AM »

Thank you. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009 02:13:10 PM »

Wow! Great job on the swimsuit. It looks really good, very finished.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009 02:43:31 PM »

Yes, it certainly looks more finished than most things I've made. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009 11:41:47 AM »

very cute, definitely see the 50s inspiration, kudos on working with such a tiny garment!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009 03:22:53 AM »

Thanks. I like making these small garments a lot, because when I can tackle this, it gives me confidence that I can tackle garments for people as well...
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That is one elegant swimsuit! I LOVE that neck closure! I made a bathing suit for one of my daughter's tiny dolls some time ago. I used an old bra that I cut up Grin because that fabric was pink and shiny and stretchy and thin enough to sew seams that weren't bulky. But even so, I had the same issue with the fabric not being quite stretchy enough and made a slit in the back too.
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2009 11:32:33 AM »

But even so, I had the same issue with the fabric not being quite stretchy enough and made a slit in the back too.

That's certainly pleasant to know. Smiley
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