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Bathing Suit from Old Shirt
I had an old Shirt with some silver stars and thought it would be nice fabric for a bathing suit...i used the elastic on the top of the shirt as the elastic for the panties. Then used the bottom of the shirt for the top of the bathing suit...and voila!!! it looks kinda funny but it actually doesn't look too bad when its on.

I received a few request to make a tut for this so here it is...sry about the awful quality i didn't have pics of the process so i had to improvise...hope you guyz like it. =]

Posted by M.a.r.i.s.o.l. from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See M.a.r.i.s.o.l.'s 15 projects »
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  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 1
    Step 1

    Turn your blouse inside out and have someone stretch and hold the neck of the blouse so that you can better trace your bikini bottoms onto your blouse.

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 2
    Step 2

    Line up your bikini bottoms with the blouse making sure the top of your bikini lines up with the stretchy elastic of the blouse’s collar. If there is a design on your blouse that you wish to display, make sure you trace accordingly in the corresponding sides of the blouse to ensure that your design will show where you want it (either in the front or the back of your new bikini bottoms)

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out both bikini bottom parts and sew a hem along the red areas

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place the outsides of the bikini bottoms facing each other and sew along the purple lines.

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using the existing hem on the bottom of your blouse cut a rectangle that is long enough to go from one of your under arms to the other and thick enough to cover your bust. The existing hem on the blouse is to be the hem of your new bikini top.

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew a hem on what is to be the top of your bikini top (along the green line)

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold and sew both the left ant the right of your top making sure to leave a big enough gap to fit a piece of fabric that is to tie around your back

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut out two long pieces of fabric about a half inch thick. Don’t worry about making them perfectly straight just kinda eyeball it. Then pull on them so that they stretch lengthwise. When you’re done they should look like two long cords and will be about 35% longer.

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 9
    Step 9

    Using your safety pin thread the cords through the gaps at the sides of your bikini top. It should look like this.

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fold your bikini top in half and using your tailors chalk mark a line down the middle on the inside of your bikini top.

    Sew a piece of elastic down the center of your top where you marked it. Make sure you stretch the elastic as you go down so that when its all sewn it scrunches up.

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 11
    Step 11

    FINISHED!!!

  • How to make a swimsuit. Bathing Suit - Step 12
    Step 12

    Note: There are many variations to this bathing suit such as…
    -Instead of a rectangle for your top you can cut a trapezoid so that you can tie it from it from behind your neck and from your back (instead of only from your back as you would with a rectangle)
    -Instead of sewing the sides of the bikini bottoms you can make them thinner so that you can attach cords of fabric like the ones you made to tie your bikini top so that you can tie it as well.

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Eszti
Eszti · Tatabánya, Komárom-Esztergom, HU · 6 projects
Looks nice, but... what is it dooing when it's wet?? Happy
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I May Be Rude But I'm The Truth
I May Be Rude But I'm The Truth · Torrington, Connecticut, US · 23 projects
beautifulHappy
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M.a.r.i.s.o.l.
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
thanx sarah...n rainbowhead i've used this bathing suit several times n it's held up nicely, just make sure you sew it well (just in case (^-^) it does tend to cling to your body because of the jersey material but because mine is black thats really not a problem
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Sarah
Sarah · Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
Looks nice Happy
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Sarah
Sarah · Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
That bathing suit it nice Marisol.
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
cute but the question is what will happen when you get it wet
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Gen
Gen
Pretty Happy
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Gen
Gen
Pretty Happy
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Sari E.
Sari E. · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
cool! I'm gonna try this!
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Polly
Polly · Bristol, England, GB · 12 projects
I think it looks great!
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