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Jannapy
« on: June 15, 2011 03:32:34 PM »

After getting tired of shopping for swimsuits and not finding the "perfect" one (in my price range) I decided to make my own.  I did a retro high waist bikini at the end of last summer, but now I wanted a one shoulder swimsuit.  I searched some one shoulder swimsuits online and found an itsy bitsy bikini on ebay that had straps like this.  Eureka!...only I wanted more coverage, ahem...so I made mine a looooooong tankini.  Theirs had a ring, but I had a butterfly belt hanging around that I never wear (I had forgotten I owned it), so I clipped off a butterfly with my super bolt cutters that I stole from my DH!  I managed to come up with this without a pattern so I'm pleased as punch!

I needed to "test it out" in the water...so a romp around in the sprinkler was a must.  It did very well, so I feel safe to wear it in public next time I go swimming.  Grin







I did elastic shirring in the back which I got a bit snug, but I'd rather that then it fall off!!!

Oh, and I wear bikini bottoms under it. Duh!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011 03:38:48 PM »

That's hot, I love it! It looks really good on you!
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011 03:40:14 PM »

its adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011 03:59:56 PM »

i LOVE this! it sorta reminds me of Bettie Page's pinup cavegirl look!
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011 04:05:32 PM »

this is awesome ! I really love it Smiley
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Jannapy
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011 04:20:44 PM »

Thank everybody.  Amberlybites-I'm flattered it reminded you of Bettie Page at all.  Violentjayne-I'm glad you like it, the shirring down the middle was inspired by your work.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011 05:36:01 PM »

so cute! practically a dress. any thoughts about making a dress like that but a little longer? no need to get the cops after you for indecent exposure.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011 06:21:38 PM »

I love it, and it looks great on you! Good job.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011 06:45:55 PM »

it's absolutely gorgeous! you look stunning! nice work!
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011 07:22:01 PM »

this swimdress is sooo cute ! It goes to show you dont need to be super revealing to be sexy.well done ^_^
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