29.11.11

You will want to sew this for summer because...

Is it summer where you are?  I was woken this morning by a tropical downpour.  I love to stand on my verandah, at the edge of the rain, looking out, feeling the cooled air.  It will get hot very early.  This time of year I am in and out of my swimmers several times a day.  I used to be a one-piece girl, but the practicality of a bikini has won me over.   

Over at my other blog - The Strawberry Milk Run - I have published a pattern and tutorials for a colour block bikini.  The pattern is free.  The links are at the bottom of this post.

Sewing a bikini is probably easier than you think.  You don't need a fancy machine, just one that does a zig-zag stitch.  You may need to change your needle to a stretch needle, but that is all. And think of the positives - once you can sew your own bikini, you will never need to go swimwear shopping again!

The hardest part will be choosing your colour combinations.  Turquoise, watermelon & sunshine yellow would be very summery.  If you are more of a bronzed beach goddess, you could combine different metallics together.  Prefer something more classic?  How about black, white & black?  I have gone with peach, copper and jade.



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So go on, sew your own bikini!  And if you do,I would love to hear how it went.

8 comments:

  1. You are so generous to provide this pattern. Now if I had a bikini body I would certainly take up your kind offer, but it would be better for all if I didn't. Trust me on this.

    It's still surprisingly brisk where we are. Summer is yet to arrive.

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  2. Oh - I should have waited for your pattern before I made a bikini - this one might have to be the next one I try. It is not really bikini weather here but the spa is warm so mine still gets some use!

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  3. Love the colour block bikini. I've always admired the bathers that you make and have been thinking of having a go myself. Thanks for making the pattern available for free, I'll definitely be giving it a go.

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  4. Funny that you did this post as I was thinking about some swimsuit fabric I have in my stash the other day and it happens that some of it is metallic and some has a almost metallic embossed effect to it that I think would be quite perfect for this kind of style!

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  5. Oh, now I want it to be summer! I also would like to have a bikini worthy body, too. Love the color blocking.

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  6. Two blogs - how to you keep it up? Great pattern, but alas my bikini days are over too.

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  7. The bikini looks lovely! I'll stick with bikinis until someone tells me otherwise, so when (if) it gets summer here I might make use of your generous offer/pattern. I recently found some lycra fabric scraps from my exercise-wear sewing that could be put to good use!

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  8. Oh, this is brilliant! I have the perfect fabric in my stash. Thank you!

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