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MsZee
« on: June 14, 2013 05:46:42 AM »

Hey,

I am trying to make a bikini for the first time. It would run smoothly if I wanted a seethrough bikini, but unfortunally I prefer my stuff hidden....

Any tips to what I can do to avoid it getting seethrough when wet? Two layers and lining? Anyone know?

Thanks :-)
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AlenaSelene
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013 03:01:58 PM »

Yikes, I personally would go with 2 layers plus a heavy, opaque lining.

Back in the 70s I made a pink swimsuit, but the fabric I chose was thin and limp when wet. It wasn't see through, but when wet it was far too clingy to be appropriate.

Bikini bottoms don't use much material. I suggest whipping up a sample bottom, put it on, get in the shower, get out, look in a mirror and see what you see. If you see too much, add a second layer, if it's still too much, add the lining.
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MsZee
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013 11:34:50 PM »

Thanks. I figured that was the best sollution. Trying and failing. I bought a thicker polyester lining yesterday, so I will make a sample today and test it under the shower :-)
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013 03:48:59 PM »

If you wanted to go with something kind of different, you could line in something darker or colored, like blue or maybe something neon Cheesy
You could also pair it with matching top-stitching.
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lil_abi
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013 11:40:43 AM »

I would use a double layer, but not of white.  I'd look for something matching your skin tone in the same type of fabric.  That's why "tan" bras hide better under thin, white t-shirts.  I made a gingham (cotton) bikini a few years ago, and lined it in an unbleached muslin. 
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