I love them so much, and the best thing is that making one of this only takes one hour or less!! The first thing you need to do is serge with your overlock machine the open sides of the underlining fabric. Then pin one side over the other folding the elastics inside. Then zig-zag stitch both sides from top to bottom.
Sew a Bikini Top - DIY Bikini Tutorial - Melly Sews
I included patterns for different sizes. Some of them are for one-piece swimsuits including plus size and I also listed three different bikini tops crossover, triangle, and twist. This pattern is for a plus size swimming suit. Another one piece bathing suit sewing pattern is available in the Spanish website Diario de Naii. This pattern has a simple silhouette, use solids or fun prints.
This wardrobe must, as vital as it is, can be such a struggle to find on a retail level. Try this DIY and get the perfect fit just in time for summer. Free sewing template included! Please wait The bodice pattern pieces should have been placed on the fold, so they would look like the photo above when sewn together and unfolded.
I love this bikini and it has been water tested with no wardrobe malfunctions, so I can whole heartedly recommend trying this yourself. I just used lightweight nylon spandex in a nude color to line the top. While my modifications to the pattern pieces in order to make a bikini top were minor, the construction of the bikini varied a lot from the Barrett pattern. This post about stretch stitche s might also be helpful. You read my mind.