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Bikini made of old one
That's the first one i've done. It took me like 3 days of working when I had time ;)

Here comes a short tutorial on how I did it.

Posted by Hana from Poland • Published See Hana's 13 projects »
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  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 1
    Step 1

    Things you'll need:

    1. i have no idea how it's called, but you can see it in the photo. you shoul buy it in 3 shades of a color, i had 3 blue tones, but third one was all gone.
    buy 1 meter of the light one, 2 meters of middle tone and 1,5 meter of the darkest one.
    ok, let's just call it nice elastic band. (it MUST be elastic!)

    2. scissors

    3. some lace. in the picture it's not blue, because my blue is gone, but I think you should keep your swimsuit in one color, it's already detailed enough.

    4.nice, shiny ribbon in matching shade

    5. needle

    6. threads matching to all of the colors used

    and an old bikini of course ;) push-up looks good on small breast like mine ;)

  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 2
    Step 2

    Bra:

    1. Remove underwire (I don't like feeling it when having fun on the beach)

    2. Cut off the strap from the back side (shown at the picture) to make bikini halter type

  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 3
    Step 3

    3. now sew tha lace on the whole cup. It should make ruffles so sew it just from the top and fold a little while sewing. start from the bottom. for cup size A-B 4 layers should be enough, for bigger sizes try 5 or 6

  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 4
    Step 4

    4. add a detail to the top of one strap ;)
    a nice bow made of ribbon. do it on safety-pin if you want to be able to put it in different places
    i like it when the ribbon is ended in V shape

  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bottom:

    1. sew nice elastic band in middle tone all the way on the side of bottom up to the main seam. you can cut it a little where it starts and ends to make it look natural ;)

  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 6
    Step 6

    just another photo showing how it looks ;)

  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 7
    Step 7

    2. now, in the middle of what you've just done, sew another elactic band in the darkest color. make it stick out more than the first one, we want layers here!
    you can see how it looks together on the photo above

  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 8
    Step 8

    3. now we are gonna make ruffles on the backside, this time not with lace, just nice elastic bands.
    make them go by grandients, from the darkest to the lightes one. first pin it with free needles to make sure it's straight. take some time to do this correctly.

  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 9
    Step 9

    4. we take lace again and sew it along the top of panties. fold from time to time.

  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 10
    Step 10

    5. detail it on both sides with a ribbon bow

  • How to make a bikini. Custom Girly Bikini - Step 11
    Step 11

    ta-daaa! :D

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Hana
Hana · Gdynia, Pomorskie, Poland · 13 projects

thanks for all your comments :) now it's more then 2 years since i've made it and I still have it and wear it sometimes!

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Cookiez777 D.
Cookiez777 D. · 4 projects

Awww, I was going to start it today, but I went up a bra size (or it feels like it). :[ Hehe, Sorry if that comment is too personal, but I'll get started on it soon! :']

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Cookiez777 D.
Cookiez777 D. · 4 projects

I'm going to get started on it right away! XO It's so pretty! I'm not sure what that fabric you have is called, but I call it ruffles. :p Oh oh, I just checked and it's called trim - no specific name.

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Kata B.
Kata B. · Csömör, pest, Hungary · 24 projects

wow! It looks amazing!

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Sylvie P.
Sylvie P. · 1 project

So cute! Must do this myself... I have all winter to do it in haha

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Hazel C.
Hazel C. · , Florida, United States · 1 project

i love this and plan on doing it with an old white swimsuit that's see-through. THANKS

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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · 61 projects

This looks really pretty :)

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Imsu
Imsu · Kohima, Nagaland, India · 7 projects

I LOVE!!.. Lace on a Bikini is perfect!

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mew
mew · Division No. 18, Unorganized, Saskatchewan, CA · 2 projects

:D
I'M SO GONNA MAKE ONE!

it'll *sort of* be one of a kind xD

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Char P.
Char P. · Australia · 4 projects

just fabulous! something old into something new :)

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