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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Modifying a bathing suit

I've decided to revamp my bathing suits and thought I'd share as I'm addressing issues that some of us deal with when bathing suit shopping. I know when I'm buying a two-piece, I need two different sizes, which can make a one piece even to over come this? Just give up bathing suit shopping, right? No way! I'm taking bathing suits that I've refashioned once, still had fit issues, and am now refashioning again. I'll start with this hand-me-down maternity suit. It went from a two-piece halter tankini style to a three-piece convertible high-waisted bikini set. But it still wasn't working for me. It flattened out my already small bust and I never felt comfortable or confident enough to wear it...ever. once. So, I got to work :).

I started off with the 'convertible' piece...

modified an old strapless bra...

And made a new flattering top!

Now, to transform the halter top into something just as cute so that I can switch up the look of this suit :). Here's a look at the before and after:

And if you want a bit more detail, take a look over here. Thanks for reading, and let me know what you think! I'm pretty much in love with this style of top and am glad that it is so flattering for my size...yay for a bathing suit victory! Would you or have you ever customized your bathing suits to work better for you? Keep an eye out for another post where I tackle too-small leg holes (another suit) and the halter top from this suit!



Lovenicky said...

Ooolala! So gorgeous! Refashioning swimsuit can be tricky but you did a fantastic job!

Gema Ensenat said...

That's just BEAUTIFUL! Perfect fit, and SO stylish...WANT IT! (Altho it's probably you that makes it look fab...) :D

cfortin said...

Great refashion Andrea.

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Clare said...

You look fabulous in this! It is so hard to find the right swimsuit, and you totally did it. Way to go!

Andrea said...

Thank you ladies, so much! I'm so pleased with how it came out and glad you agree ;) Gema, you are too kind!