First i tought that i'd make this for the magazine "naised"(Women) bag contest. But when i found out that if i didn't win i wouldn't get it back, i decided to keep it.
It's a reversible bag which on one side has bikini (Feminine side) and on the other has tuxedo(Masculine side), cause all of us have a bit of both sides in us.
For this bag you'll need a lot of material.
Lycra for bikinis and bow tie, i used lycra with sequins.
Fabric for the tuxedo part that doesn't stretch(White and black).
Cut out 8 pieces.
4 for straps, 2 beige, 2 black(75x5cm)
1 big beige rectangle(48x71 cm)
3 small rectangles, 2 black, 1 white(48x35cm)
Sew the 3 small rectangles together with one stitch. Just place them one on the other and sew(Black-white-black).
Now fold them so you'll have a big black rectangle.
Here i used some help from Felicia Rose's Tux T-shirt how to. On the side where you have white and black rectangles draw a line and cut. Make the lapels and sew them on using the tux T-shirt how to.
Make a bow. Cut out a rectangle of your material(The same you'll use for bikini)
Hem the longer sides. Now sew the shorter sides together and turn right-side out.
Cut out a smaller rectangle, sew the shorter sides together, turn right-side out and tuck the piece you made earlier trough it.
Attatch the bow on the "tuxedo".
Attatch the buttons.
Hope it made sense:)
Now take your bikini fabric. Make only the front of the bottom piece, no need to waste fabric. Maybe this will halp you since my english is limited :
Sew the bikini on one half of the beige rectangle and attatch the leather band and pearls(Leave one end slightly longer, it looks better)
Take one of your big blocks and fold it in half with the side you don't want to show on the outside. Then sew up 2 of the 3 open sides,leave the top open.
Now do it all again so you have two.
Take one of your piece
Turn it inside-out. At the base fold a "V" in each side by flattening the corner. Now stitch horizontally with a straight stitch.You can cut off the end of the triangle if you want.
Do both sides and pieces.
Take two strap pieces (1 black 1 beige),
make them face each other,Sew the longer sides. Now turn them inside-out(It's hard,i know) and iron them.
It took me a while to understand this step:
Turn one piece rigtside-out and the other inside-out. Then stuff the one that is right-side out into the one that's wrong-side out :D
Now you'll have to pin the straps, but they have to stay between the 2 pieces. And the beige sides of the strap and bag need to face eachother.
Sew(You'll need to leave a cap open so you can turn the whole thing inside-out).
Check if everything's right.
Sew the cap.
You're done !