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[BAW32] : Slice of Paradise

Aug 7, 2016 | Swimwear Makes | 24 comments

Hi All!

I had to call this one my ‘Slice of Paradise’, partly because I took these photos in a gorgeous secluded beach in the south of Prince Edward County, that is a paradise, and because this bathing suit is everything I wanted and more!

When I first thought about the design of this suit, I was like ‘MOM! How cool would this be??’ (since my mom is my go-to person to get opinions) and her response was a little more along the…. ‘That reminds me of the 80’s, in a mens wrestling outfit kinda way’. Which was not quite the look I was going for. But at this point in my swimwear wardrobe, I can afford to take some risks ha ha

 

So I present to you my latest suit. It is a bottom with racer back, and suspender straps attaching to the front. (never have I been more confident that my bottoms will never come off, even if I dive in the water!). And a strapless bra bikini top to match!

 

There is something so special about this suit, it makes me feel like an absolute beach babe 🙂

I think one of my favourite parts of this suit is the bra top. Normally I’m not much of a strapless girl, but I have to say, I wore this suit all day, climbing over rocks, swimming and jumping all over, and I didn’t even think about adjusting the top once! I was pretty amazed.

I drafted the bottoms of this suit based off my favourite bikini bottoms, because I love the cut of the leg. The legs are finished with elastic, but the top edge and racer back are finished with a self-binding edge, which was a nice and tidy way to attach the little rings to connect the straps.

The bra pattern was based on my black beauty horizontal seam fav, and I used my Bliss underwires (which are a great option for strapless and keeping the girls together and up!). There are a couple little modifications to do for a strapless, like narrowing the bridge, making the band a hint tighter and taking a pinch out of the neckline of your cup(right about where your strap would have been).

For the back I decided to do my classic, three straps with G-hooks, and I used these gorgeous gold ones that I got in a trade from Tailor Made Shoppe <3

 

As for the rest of the suit, here are all the materials I used: 
 
 
 
 

 

As for this photoshoot location, well this is a gorgeous little rock beach in the south of Prince Edward County <3, and yes, this is an oak tree that’s growing off the edge of a very high cliff, but this photo is a bit of an illusion, I’m not quite as ‘perched on the edge’ as I look.

But to counter-balance the heights, I made sure to have some time laying on the beach too 🙂

And of course, the mandatory Gibby photo, because even if he’s soaking wet, I’m going to hug him 🙂 He was SO happy that he got to come along for this photo shoot, he’s quite an avid little swimmer!

Is this my favourite suit of the summer? I can say, absolutely yes! I’m in love!

What is your favourite style of swimsuit?

Talk to me in the comments!

xo

erin

24 Comments

  1. Ilna

    Wow! This is beautiful and special in so many ways. I can see the Sumo wrestler… he, he 🙂 It is really glamorous. well done!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Ilna! 🙂 🙂 It's a much more classy wrestler look though 😛 hehe

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  2. Chloe

    This suit is fabulous! I'm a one piece girl myself, but I have been toying with the idea of making a sporty two piece. Might not happen this summer, but you've certainly supplied some great inspiration! Reminiscent of the original monokini, but considerably more wearable!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Chloe! I'm definitely a one-piece girl at heart, but I find this suit is the best of both worlds for me!

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  3. Craft Sanctuary

    This is fabulous in a totally gymnastics sort of way! I love the contrast of the strapless underneath in a different print, I think it keeps it looking fresh and fashionable instead of 80s wrestler. Love it!

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  4. poppykettle

    Oh my goodness – I adore this!!!!! The bottoms are just genius – and I think far better than anything the 80s wrestling industry ever produced!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Aww thanks so much Melanie! This is a compliment I never thought I would get relating to the 80's wrestling industry- but I love it!

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  5. Sian Thomas

    This is amazing!! Such a creative design that looks fabulous in person! I love your mom's reaction too – if you'd described it to me, I probably would have thought the same, but in reality there's no 80s men's wrestling outfit about it 😀 It really works so well, and great idea for swimming and diving when you want to wear a bikini but don't want to worry about the bottoms falling off!
    xx

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Sian! I know- it's one of those designs I knew I had to follow through with- even if the plan sounded a bit iffy at first lol!

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  6. janette

    Love the swimsuit – great design. Where is the beach you had the pictures taken? Just curious as I live in Belleville and there are not many places left that are not real touristy(if there is such a word).

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Janette! The beach is called 'Little Bluff", it's deep in the south of the county, like 30-40 minutes away from Picton. It's definitely less touristy, although it's more touristy now than it was about 3 years ago. The county is booming! (and I accept touristy as a word, and use it often lol)

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  7. Abbey Dabbles

    Erin, must you be so amazing, all the time? Simply fantastic and so different a design.

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    • EmeraldErin

      Aww thanks Abbey!! You're too sweet 🙂 🙂

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  8. Sofía

    I love it SO MUCH!! I love the front, the back, the bra and the bottoms! The suit looks so modern and edgy, but it has some kind of vintage flair in it. And I also love the printed bra paired with the solid black bottom. It's so perfect!! ^^

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    • EmeraldErin

      Aww thanks Sofia 🙂 🙂 xoxo

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    • EmeraldErin

      I felt like a moviestar!! 🙂

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  9. diana massey

    so pretty! I came ove from AllieJ to see your beautiful suit!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Diana! I think this would look super cute on Allie!

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  10. Karen

    I love your blog! You’re such a darling! Was wondering if you sell the pattern for this (and other) suits?

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    • Emerald Erin

      You’re too sweet! Thank you so much! I don’t currently have any swimwear patterns, they’re still in the works!

      Reply

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