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chica
« on: March 01, 2004 10:55:16 AM »

Does anyone know where to find a good bikini top pattern for spandex/lycra (free or cheap)?  I made a two piece bathing suit a few years back and the bottom came out great, but I'm increasingly unsatisfied with the top.  I figured I might have better luck tweaking out a pattern than starting from scratch.  I found some fabulous cherry print lycra, so I'm thinking a 1950's style bikini top would be great Wink.  Any help pointing me in the right direction would be much appreciated.
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evlcuddlz
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2004 11:00:31 AM »

I bought a top I liked, traced it off to make the pattern, then returned it.  Tongue
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chica
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2004 11:15:05 AM »

Did you take it apart, or did you just trace it as is?
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evlcuddlz
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2004 12:50:05 PM »

I chose a pretty simple style, so I was able to just trace it off.  It worked perfectly, since the top I bought fit really well.  Didn't have to fiddle too much with any changes (except for the changes I wanted to make).  Remember to add seam allowances once you've traced it off.
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sf,sf
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2004 07:07:48 AM »

you can always try going to a chain fabric store when they are having a dollar sell on patterns.
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monkeyrocker
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2004 01:53:29 PM »

Why don't you hit the thrift stores? I have an awsome 60s pattern for a bikini and pants (it's a junior's size, though) that I got for fifty cents.

Also, with the tracing thing: there's a great tutorial on how to do a chalk tracing (which doesn't involve taking the pattern apart)...I thought it was on this site somewhere...I'll look.

EDIT: I was wrong; the tutorial is on patternreview.com
http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/review/readreview.pl?readreview=1&ID=83
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Sin4sure
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2004 05:35:46 PM »

I wish I could find anything in my size.  Being a 40DD is hard to find any two piece bathing suit.

Any ideas?


Cindy
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