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« on: July 11, 2005 05:56:38 PM »

Hi there!

   I'm new to the boards.. this is my first post actually, so hopefully Ive posted in the right place and done this right.   I'm kinda new to all this sewing stuff so please forgive me if I ask a few too many questions .. lol i will try not to!

But onto my question, I wanted to make a few bikini tops, and haven't been able to find a pattern for your typical string bikini. ( I attached a picture of what I mean just in case .. )  It seems simple enough to draft myself but I'm not sure of how i would lay it out really. Like how to draft it so that I can put the strings in or do I do it like a casing and feed it through, so I thought I'd ask.. Anyone have any ideas?? Or a pattern? Maybe a tutorial?  And if you have any suggestions also on how to make the Bikini Bottoms as well , that would just be a plus! Cheesy Thank you in advance for anyyyyy help !! I really appreciate it!

Thanks again,

« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006 12:36:58 PM »

Hey i'm new too! I'm going to try todo this pretty fancy bikini but i'm just designing a plain one. It's going to be covered in silver sequins. Those round ones with out the holes in them? And its gunna have satin black bows on the middle of the top and both sides on the bottom. But i don't know how i should glue the seuqins on without having them falling off all the time... any ideas?
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006 01:58:05 PM »

      I like very much this type of top.
      Stacysews has a diary that tells about making swimsuits (she is great with it)...she used a Jolie pattern. Jolie has a few different pieces in their website..maybe they will have the one you are looking for.

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2006 06:19:41 AM »

oh oh oh this is so easy!

first you draw your triangles, making sure to make them big enough at the bottom to gather.  then you add an allowance to turn under for a casing.  add seam allowances to the sides, and add an allowance at the point to turn under when you insert the ring.

the bottoms are also triangles, a bigger one of the back than the front, but they have a blunted point which is joined together at the crotch.  it makes an hourglass shape.

cut up an old t-shirt to test your pattern, and then go for it!

this is a bikini top that i made about 3 years ago (hey, now that i think about it, it was almost exactly three years ago this week).  to make the pattern for the bottoms i just traced around a pair of my husband's briefs (i was 6 months pregnant at that time).


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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2006 09:33:08 PM »

What a nice piece you made Ros...Nothing like the gradma's stuff that they are selling around!
Very beautiful

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