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Bubble O'Bill: take 2; bikinis

With some time at home, I've been sewing a bit lately and I finally had time to make the bikinis for my son's girlfriend for her birthday. I cut them out in February from some scrap fabric my friend gave me. I made my son some swimmers  and I see someone has some for sale if you feel you are missing out 😆. 

 I had to piece together the bikinis as I had nearly nothing left over. I made the top back and the briefs from the free Madelynne Noelle pattern and the front top from another Madelynne pattern I can't find a link for it but was Mallory Lane. It's a basic top with scrappy back. If anyone wants it I have the download. Looks like it's not available any more.  All this piecing and mixing was purely from fabric limitations. The other fabric I mixed it with was ombre from aqua blue to purple and matched well.

I asked Liv if she wanted a frill down the centre front to break up the print as I wasn't sure she would, but she loved the idea, so on the went. She tried them on at this point (sans frill) and they fit perfectly and she was thrilled. I was pleased as I made them as big as I could within the confines of the scraps.

Ta da... the finished product. I made white adjustable straps and lined them with some blue swimwear lining I harvested from some togs that fell apart but the lining was great still. The front of the bottoms are white lining as I didn't have enough blue. I asked them for for photo of them together in their togs and my son was not interested but Liv was gleefully enthusiastic - I told my son I just wanted a photo and then he can put on his board shorts after. I'm yet to get one but will post when I do.

I have done some more sewing for a trip I'm going on soon, for a baby gift and I also need to make a dress for Brisbane Spoolette's annual Frocktails coming up on 18 November which is just a short while after I get back so it will be busy here. Chat again soon. 


Patricia said…
What cute fabric, and fantastic job on the bikinis. You are a super sewist. Do show us what you make for Frocktails - I'd love to see it.
Anonymous said…
Thanks Patricia, are you going to Frocktails? I want to use some fabric I got in Paris last year so I'm hoping to have time or else I've got something (3 dresses) not yet finished so it may be any of them!
Patricia said…
No, not going to Frocktails. I feel I have lost touch a bit, and not sure I'd cope with it these days! I did enjoy it a few years ago. The high teas I attended were really nice. I have only made one dress this year - slowing down I am. x
Anonymous said…
Oh I know what you mean. I have 3 dresses 3/4 made from last summer but I'm making some winter things for a winter holiday soon. Well hopefully I'll see you at the next high tea. Although I didn't like the last place that much.

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