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« on: May 04, 2011 08:13:56 AM »

This is a top I made recently.  It was a custom order to go with the rest of her costume and gone already... unfortunately I don't have any photos of the back.  But basically the straps are really long and criss-cross through d-rings on the sides.  It's not as exciting as it sounds (but I make most dance tops this way since you can cinch them good and tight and keep the "ladies" in place AND maintain freedom of movement).

Anyway, here's the part you can see!

For this she wanted to keep it with a little stretch, and given the lack of stretch fabrics available locally I bought a bikini top at Walmart and re-worked it.  The bikini was solid black.  I kept the cups intact (though cut them apart at the middle) and basically reassembled the whole thing.  I covered it with this red stretch lace and then added some jingly bits and buttons.  It's not as elaborate as some of the decorated tops I've done but I like it! (And so did the recipient... yay!)



(Erm, don't mind my make-shift mannequin and the messy craft table.  That's the normal state of my sewing table, I'm afraid.)

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011 09:06:09 AM »

Very fun!  (and don't worry about the mess, I find it's the best way to find things, lol)
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011 11:19:10 AM »

It's lovely. I think it would be a hoot to dance in.
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011 04:56:09 PM »

What kind of material do you use for under the red lace?
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011 03:39:19 AM »

Under the red lace is just the black walmart bikini.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011 07:04:08 AM »

Well, that's an awesome idea to use the bikini top. I've had issues in the past trying to recon a bra. My sewing skills are not the best.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011 04:35:07 AM »

I find the trick to covering bras is to use LOTS of pins.  LOTS.  Also, patience.  Smiley
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