It was pretty simple to make- I made the top based on my self-drafted bralette pattern, and then added some fringe to the neckline! All you have to do is cut the swimwear fabric, since you don’t have to worry about it fraying, and then baste it to your neckline before you finish with binding!
This was definitely a project with binding- the only swim elastic in this suit is around the bottom band of the bikini top and in the halter strap!
Fringe love!! What I love about the fringe is the nice dip that it goes in following the neckline curve! and it’s so easy because it’s just a rectangle of fabric you slice into strips!
I didn’t put any foam in this top- it’s just a layer of swimwear and a layer of lining- so it’s a soft bra, but I like the shape that this seaming gives. I based it off of the seams in my bralette pattern. And it was so quick to do- I just serged all the seams then topstitched with a zig-zag stitch.
I also did some detailing with a charm on the side- I added it with this strapping element- which I’m not overly thrilled with, since it gapes a little – I might end up making another pair of bottoms, or fixing these so they don’t gape as much. not sure yet, we’ll see
Aren’t these little rings so cute?! I got them in Toronto when I went shopping with Karin!
Overall I’m pretty excited about this new suit! and it’s almost beach weather!! I will definitely be rocking this on the beach soon!
Karin made this beautiful under-bust corset with side panels in Dragon’s Blood, and a centre panel in this stunning gold printed silk brocade! And my-oh-my look at that waist!
Karin is really outdoing herself with all these amazing corsets! It makes me want to do some corset making! What stunning colour combinations too! Don’t forget to check out Karin’s post on her Dragon’s Blood corset over on her blog!
Leah made a bunch of beautiful sets for a friend’s honeymoon! How delicate and beautiful! I love the longline on this top 🙂 Don’t forget to check out Leah’s post over on her blog about this set!
This is another bra from the Watson Pattern! Maddy is quite a fan! And she does such a beautiful job!
I’m all about this gorgeous pink colour! So much fun!! Perfect for spring! Don’t forget to check out Maddy’s new blog MissMaddySews!
Moninka made these two swimsuits covering foam bra cups (this brown one), and fabric bra cups (the green one)! Love the ruching on this top! And what a cute little detail on the bottoms!
I love all the little details on Monika’s suits! The colour combinations, the little strap details and the little bow on the bottoms! Great work! Don’t forget to check out Monika’s posts about her suits!
Don’t forget to check out the Pinterest board, and the Flickr Group if you enjoy those platforms! To grab a challenge button and to send your bra for next week to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday for the next Sunday post!!
You can also check out Week 1, Week 2 , Week 3 , Week 4 , Week 5 , Week 6 , Week 7, Week 8 , Week 9 , Week 10, Week 11 , Week 12 , Week 13 , Week 14, Week 15 and Week 16 of this challenge for more amazing bras!
I hope you’re all enjoying your Mother’s Day weekend!!