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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Boobs falling out all over the place! :) on: July 15, 2005 12:10:37 PM
I made this out of a barklothy material and just added elastic on the armpit side of the triangle to keep it all in!

22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: $2 Big ugly skirt becomes Hip mod Bikini (tutorial added) on: July 15, 2005 11:34:48 AM
So here goes... This is my first tut and I could only do it using these crappy paint drawings, but this was somewhat easy so hopefully it will help!

These are the pieces: the long straight ones are for the bottom band of the halter, the small straight ones make the bow on the front of the bottoms. The triangly ones are the cups and neck tie for the halter and the big pieces are the bottoms. These last 2 you will want to modify for your own size.

All of the pieces for the top, and the bow are sewn like a pillow (with the pieces facing eachother) and then reversed- the inside and outside will both look the same once it is assembled (you could even use 2 different fabrics and make it reversable!)
I made the bottoms like a pair of short shorts that were a little too big and then added the elastic around the waist and legs to cinch it in and give it that puffy vintage look. I also added elastic on the side of the bra cup near the armpits to keep my boobs from hanging out the side. The "bow" on the bottom also helps tighten it a little when you tie it in the front(not a real bow, but a knot)
Before sewing the triangles into the band I put the bra cups in (I just took pads from an old bra that had removable ones, but you could get new ones at a fabric store)

Then I just added the ruffles around the leg and on the inside front of the halter.

Hope its not too confusing!
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: $2 Big ugly skirt becomes Hip mod Bikini on: July 14, 2005 07:37:15 PM
I'll work on a tutorial and post it soon... I'll have to think because I sort of did it as I went along, but I'll try to figure it out! The fabric is almost like barkloth- not stretchy at all, so I used elasic on the waist and legs. I haven't gotten it wet yet!
24  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Vintage erotica images? on: July 14, 2005 04:02:38 PM
There is also a site called indienudes.com that has links to some cool vintage galleries, or you can always find stuff on ebay... what era are you looking for? 20's flappers? 40's pin-ups? I collect vintage erotica, so if you still aren't finding what you want, let me know and I'll think of some more!

Good Luck!
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: $2 Big ugly skirt becomes Hip mod Bikini on: July 14, 2005 10:00:13 AM
Thanks everybody!

I didn't line it with anything on the bottom, because the material was a bit thick and I thought it would be bulky. On the top there are two layers almost like a hollow casing, so I slipped small bra pads inside before sewing it closed for extra shape and coverage.

26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / $2 Big ugly skirt becomes Hip mod Bikini (Tutorial Added) on: July 14, 2005 01:19:16 AM
I saw this big grody ankle length skirt on the $2 rack and knew that it needed to be transformed (sorry, no before photos)... I whipped up this vintage inspied bikini! I didn't have a pattern, so I just eyeballed it, which actually worked in my favor because its tailored to my body. I  can never find a bathing suit that fits me everywhere and I like!

27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sexy Romper(Felicity Shagwell) Pattern on: July 07, 2005 11:58:53 AM
I just got this one on ebay... I think I can modify it to be what I want!

28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sexy Romper(Felicity Shagwell) Pattern...now completed project! on: July 05, 2005 09:21:44 PM
I don't know how to move it to the completed projects section, but Here it is! Don't mind my sad state- someone had just landed on my knee on a pogo stick...

I made the full length one and added the collar and made a studded belt. The fabric is from a set of sheets from Ross--it's like t-shirt material. It feels like I'm wearing pajamas!

I'm looking for a zip front jumpsuit pattern that has hotpants (a romper) and so far all I can find are baby rompers. What I want looks like what Felicity Shagwell wore in Austin Powers.


I thought about maybe a vintage bathingsuit pattern or combining a top and shorts, but I'm surprised that there are no vintage patterns out there that look similar to this...
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