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Topic: Rockabilly Bathing suit? *Semi Tutorial*  (Read 25717 times)
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linty
« on: May 26, 2005 09:58:05 PM »

yea.. didn't know what to call this, but that name seems to fit. I just thought of this idea today, so I had to put it to work.

I found this fabric at wal-mart for a dollar a yard a bit ago, so I got 2 yards... yes, it is the strechy swim suit fabric, and yes, it does suck when you sew it. I had to go along the seams twice so the stiches would actually work.

I'm trying my best at a tutorial for this... normally when I have an idea, I just go for it.. and dont' really make notes, let alone pictures.... but I did try, so bear with me. Smiley



Start out with cutting the shapes for the bikini top.. i just kinda looked at an old one I had and went with it.

There are four of them.. its easier to have a seam inside out... than to the back.. if that makes sense.. because this fabric is very crappy and doesnt like to have nice seams.



After those pieces, I made a long piece that goes under those, and ties in the back. (sorry, forgot a picture of this.)

Here's the finished product:


Then, you can go onto the bottoms... sadly, these were the hardest part, and I didn't take any pictures at all. For these I just cut apart an old pair of shorts I had, then used them as a pattern. (yes I cheated.. im sorry  Undecided

Finished:




Here's the whole suit.. sorry if the picture isn't too great.



Hope I helped you a bit, if you feel like making your own bathing suit for the summer. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2005 09:59:36 PM »

Its too cute. You're very brave for posting a pic of you in it Grin.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2005 10:10:30 PM »

That is soooo awesome!!! You made that just today? I am so impressed!
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2005 10:19:21 PM »

wow thank you! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2005 02:46:15 AM »

Love the dots, love the ribbons, love the suit!
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2005 03:03:16 AM »

Wow, very finished, professional looking job.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2005 06:03:07 AM »

that is amazing.  i hate sewing spandex, but for this i may have to brave a go at it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2005 09:59:10 AM »

I really like that bathing suit.  GOOD JOB!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2005 10:01:46 AM »

I love it, and now am so inspired.  It looks pretty simple, did it take long to complete?  Lovely!

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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2005 10:46:15 AM »

i love it! the shape, and the polkadots are awesome...it is kinda rockabilly-esque. pretty (^_^)
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