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Disco, 70's, 80's, 1970's, 1980's, party, nightclub, night out on the town, modelling, sexy,
This bodysuit is sleeveless, has a ruched design in the back for a butt-hugging fit, has elastic edgings, and has buttons sewed in the back that snaps on for that keyhole look in the back and a truly snug fit! Think Disco, 1970's, 80's themed party, going out for a night out on the town, modelling, etc.!

This bodysuit would look good paired with your favorite jeans, jeggings, leggings, skirt of any length, or shorts! This liquid lame' bodysuit just looks fabulous and awesome!!!

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  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you will need a pattern for the bodysuit! I use this pattern because the fabric I use only stretches horizontally!

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 2
    Step 2

    Also, if you want to narrow down the hip part for a more snug fit at the hips, you can cut down at the hip area at any size/depth for a more snug fit as shown in this pattern! (see dotted lines)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next you'll need the 100% polyester liquid lame fabric in either gold, silver, any other color, or hologram! 1 and a quarter yard by 45" cut will do just to be on the safe side for this design!!!

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then you'll need several yards of elastic for the leg opening, neck opening and arm opening edges!

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 5
    Step 5

    1. elastic loops for leg openings.
    2. elastic loops for arm openings.
    3. elastic loop for neck opening.
    Scissors used for cutting.

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 6
    Step 6

    You'll also need a sewing machine (any sewing machine capable of zig-zag stitching will do) for most of the sewing!

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 7
    Step 7

    You'll also need to cut the fabric in half length-wise (with the grain) as well as cutting out the non-metallic edges of the fabric! After you do that, you'll need to fold the fabric (lengthwise) in half and use chalk to draw in the pattern for the bodysuit! You'll then need to cut out the fabric to shape!

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 8
    Step 8

    You'll then need to fold the ends two times to prevent fabric from running/splitting with the grain, then sew the ends together! (see diagram in pic)! (see #1 on diagram pic)

    Then you'll need to fold the edges of the fabric (at leg, neck, and arm openings) twice with the flat stretchy 3/8th inch wide elastic cord inside the folded twice edge of fabric! (see # 2 on the same diagram pic)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 9
    Step 9

    When done with all that and the bodysuit starts to look like this, then start to make the button holder for the back of the bodysuit! (see nest couple steps below)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 10
    Step 10

    When done with all that and the bodysuit starts to look like this, then start to make the button holder for the back of the bodysuit! (see nest couple steps below)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 11
    Step 11

    Leg opening (bottom)

    Remember to use elastic for comfort and fit when sewing the edgings!

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 12
    Step 12

    Leg opening (bottom, showing crotch area stitching)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 13
    Step 13

    Leg opening (upper/near hip area)

    Remember to use elastic for comfort and fit when sewing the edgings!

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 14
    Step 14

    (back side buttons- opened))

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 15
    Step 15

    (back side buttons - closed)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 16
    Step 16

    (back side buttons - closed)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 17
    Step 17

    (back side buttons - closed)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 18
    Step 18

    Then and finally you'll need to sew in the ruched design using the same elastic (or narrower elastic) in the back side on the reverse side of the bafric from top to bottom for that bug-hugging fit! (see this pic and more below)!

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 19
    Step 19

    (upclose of ruched back design!)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 20
    Step 20

    Ruched design end at top back opening!

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 21
    Step 21

    (flipped inside-out to show the ruched design stitching!)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 22
    Step 22

    (flipped inside out showing ruched stitching!)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 23
    Step 23

    Once all is done. the bodysuit should look like this!

    (front side left, back side right)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 24
    Step 24

    (same as above, but flipped inside-out)

    (front side left, back side right)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 25
    Step 25

    The finished item! Now that's a true piece of art one can truly wear!!!

    (front side on left of pic, back side on right side of pic.)

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 26
    Step 26

    Liquid silver lame' version of same item!

  • How to make a tank top. Liquid Gold Lame' Keyhole Backed Ruched Back Sleeveless Bodysuit. - Step 27
    Step 27

    Showing finished project side by side gold lame' and silver lame' versions!

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