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Topic: pattern/way to make a tie front bikini??  (Read 495 times)
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chewynoodles
« on: June 23, 2013 03:48:14 PM »

what would the two pattern pieces look like before tying them together? i want to make a bikini sort of like these:
http://www.oneaviandaemon.com/?attachment_id=446
http://www.etsy.com/listing/150819961/bandeau-bikini-top-size-small-medium?ref=shop_home_active
and this one (you can't see it too well but you can see the basic shape of the tie):
http://pinterest.com/pin/123708320986436373/

thanks! any help would be appreciated! Grin
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AlenaSelene
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013 05:51:30 AM »


That style is called a bandeau top. A well made bandeau top can be strapless, have ordinary over-the-shoulder straps, or halter style straps that fasten on the outside of the cups, or in the center front.

For anyone larger than a b cup, I suggest sewing cups, or even a whole strapless bra, inside a bandeau top.

Kwik-sew 3875 is a bandeau pattern
http://kwiksew.mccall.com/k3875-products-20408.php?page_id=3339

Or, draft your own pattern, here's a tutorial
http://www.patternschool.com/?page_id=408
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