8 May 2010

homemade bikini


with the weather the way it is {wet, cold and generally unappealing} what could be more appropriate than making a bikini in my shed? With the heater on full blast, triple layered with knitwear and cricket in Barbados on the radio...I tackled what I thought would be an easy 30 mins job.


I made it using some vintage very fine lawn cotton from the market and lining made from cotton jersey fabric.
It was difficult to make a 2D shape fit a 3D object! Much easier to use some kind of stretchy fabric, as even though mine is elasticated, it is still not stretchy enough.


oh well! it does just about fit me, and I might just get a chance to wear it this summer once or twice if I am really lucky. I would model it for yous all but unfortunately I'm no Kate Moss, and I wouldn't want to put you off your dinner! 


I'm spending the rest of the day in bed...we are doing another moving job tomorrow, we need to move our office down stairs to the new workshop but we haven't even packed it up yet! I'm so tired and all the moving and painting and floor laying etc etc... is really beginning to catch up with me, think i need a month to recover!


even Plimsoll doesn't want to venture from under the garden table today!
At least all the plants are loving the rainy weather and looking very healthy...



happy Saturday everyone!

14 comments:

  1. How lovely... it's perfect. The fabric is beautiful; you really do go to some kind of magical fairy market...

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  2. It's very pretty and I'm sure you'll wear it often this summer (I'm ever the optimist!) x

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  3. That is just gorgeous - and does not look easy to make!

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  4. Hope you enjoyed your afternoon in bed! Thank you for mentioning my blog the other day, I've had TONS of visitors thanks to you and lots of sales in my little shop! Im on the lookout for a sewing box for you now whenever Im at car boots/markets etc!

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  5. Hei, så fin sy- og vevstue har blitt. Mye pent du har laget. Jeg koser meg når jeg er innom din kreative og flotte blogg, du har sånn god sans for form, mote og farger. Med vennlig hilsen Turid

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  6. really great project- I think it looks like it will be perfect.
    The pattern is really great- what a find.

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  7. Very pretty pictures and you´re very talented to make a bikini by yourself! I don´t have any sewing-skills :)
    Best greetings, Marjolijn

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  8. Your blog is always so inspirational, I'm always popping over for a boost. Congrats on your project, lets hope London sees some more sunshine this year and April wasn't a fluke!

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  9. The print is so pretty - is it an old Liberty do you think?

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  10. Sooo cute! And very you Miss A! There's definitely a Liberty-print trend at the moment...I just bought myself a liberty-print style swimming cossie from TopShop. Hope you got some decent R&R in this weekend. Miss J

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  11. I'm so impressed with your shed - not to mention the very professional handmade bikini! How did you get a power source into the shed for the sewing machine?

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  12. There is no way I would trust my sewing abilities with something that has to be so vitally well made! I'm very impressed. Well done. Hope we get suitable weather this year. xx

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  13. Just came across your blog. I love it and all the pictures. :)

    Lauren
    Lrstewart0711.blogspot.com

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  14. I love cotton bikinis like this one, and have tried making them myself in the past in Liberty lawn. Try making the same pattern but cut on the bias. I find you get better coverage on the derriere that way - most important for a bikini. I love the fabric you have used.

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