I've decided that I want to add lap swimming to my weekly workout mixture, so I needed a new bikini that would be super cute, but also functional for swimming laps. I'm not a fan of one pieces, which I suppose would usually be the go to swim suit for most people who swim laps...but of course I'm not like most people..haha!
After seeing this Mara Hoffman bikini on Pinterest I knew I had to make something inspired by it!
I've put together some instructions on how I drafted my bikini top pattern, along with sewing instructions.
Materials and Supplies
-Sports Bra (for tracing)
-Paper, Pencil, Eraser & Ruler
-Swim Suit Fabric & Lining (about 1/2 yard of each, I used a polyester/spandex knit for the lining)
-Thread to Match
- Sewing Machine
1. Trace out the front half and back half pattern from a sports bra that fits you well. Make sure you double check that all the "important" measurements on your bra match up with the pattern you traced.
*Use a small zig-zag or other stretch stitch*
1. Cut out one set of your pattern pieces from fabric, and another from lining so that the greatest amount of stretch on the fabric will go around your body.
8. Sew a loop on the opposite strap the same way you sewed on the clasp.
(I took it for a test run with the hubby & kidlets)
Here are the instructions for making the bikini bottoms!
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