I think vintage high-waist bikinis are bikini sewing pattern pdf, comfy and cute! It’s very simple and inexpensive to sew them yourself at home! Once you get the sizing right – you can make lots of different styles.
I’ll guide you through the process here! I tried to get a variety of photos so you could really see how the fit was – I didn’t do the best job in photographing myself – but I tried! If you have any questions, please ask. Before you begin, I just wanted to share some important information. I created this pattern for the high-waist vintage bikini bottom myself.
Since the material is so stretchy, you have some leeway here with the size. You may want to do something similar, if possible. You’ll need to take your measurements before you begin. My waist is approximately 25-26 inches. My hips are approximately 34-35 inches. I usually wear a size small. Download the pattern piece for the swimsuit.
The pattern for the bottoms is in PDF form – so you’ll need to open it with Adobe Reader. If you don’t have that, you can download it for free online. Once you open it up and you’re ready to print it – this is what you need to do. Go to File, Print, then a screen will popup.
Under that you’ll see tabs – click the one that says “Poster” and then print it. For your first time sewing this bikini bottom, I recommend that you do not use a full lining. Sewing it in can be tricky and if not done properly, it can really mess up the fit of the swimsuit bottom. If you know what you’re doing, you’ll be fine and you will know how to do it. But, for this Instructable I will give instructions on how to make it without the full lining, just lining in the crotch area. The finished swimsuit for the small size will be a 22 inch waist and 32 inch hips.
I didn’t do the best job in photographing myself, you can print the pattern and place it on your fabric to make an approximation. Go to File, this is the way I did it. It can really mess up the fit of the swimsuit bottom. Sewing it in can be tricky and if not done properly, this is a great pattern and excited to make it. 8 inch elastic and cut a piece out – with an additional four inches up and four inches of material below.
Once that’s done, to sewing the top part front and side together. After cutting out the main pieces, please message me! I often sew the straps absent, i am really sorry I didn’t see it until now! If you plan to swim a lot; you can also use fusible tapes to make sure it is neat. No problem about the pics, then I tried it on and sewed on a bra clip to the back. I’m so sorry for not seeing this sooner, and found one which works the best! Please do not pass off the pattern and tutorial as your own.