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Topic: High Waisted Vinage inpired Bikini from Tankini  (Read 1682 times)
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« on: April 23, 2012 02:32:01 PM »

It started with a pretty boring Land's End tankini that I actually sort of liked, it was conservative and simple, but I don't like those high thighs and I've been wanting a vintage-inspired hi-waisted swimsuit, so I thought I'd chop this one up!  Here's the before:

So I started by adding some leg coverage.  I wanted to use some hot pink fabric I had from a skirt whose waistband I'd used to make my space skirt: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402724.msg4736186#msg4736186
I wasn't sure how to go about attaching them but the technique worked well, I just patched on some rectangles, pinned them on, trimmed and sewed!

I then tucked the pink panels under and tried to make it as even as possible while getting some butt coverage.  

To embellish the top, I added some tucks to create a sweetheart neckline and added a pink button I found:

I cut the bottom off the top, and added it to the bottoms to create a high-waist, then addded a couple more buttons for cuteness!  

The finished Product:

The photos would look better if I cleaned the smudges off the mirror instead of crafting! Oh well...
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012 03:01:20 PM »

That is so cute, what a nice recon!  I really like the buttons to tie the top and bottom together. Smiley

« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012 04:17:32 PM »

So so cute! I love what you've done with this. The buttons add the perfect touch!

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