Not that I am complaining about Hawaii (Never!) but the two venues should have been switched around - Edmonton in July and Hawaii in February. But I digress....
I teach several different types of swimwear but I have had a special request to do bikinis. Erin and I have been working very hard to test these suits to make them fit and flatter. So without further ado, here is the latest Pin-up Girls pattern - the 3 sisters Bikinis. Drum roll, please!
There are 3 underwired bra tops with a unique criss-cross back that allows the bikini top to fit multiple bra cup sizes. The inside layer is made of swim cup foam and the outer cover can be whatever swimwear fabric your heart desires! The straps have the elastic sewn inside directly to the seam for the best straps you've ever experienced (yes, the instructions are included!) The bikini bra tops all use our SHORT wires, and the pattern fits breasts measuring from 6.5" - 9.5" (16.5 - 24 cm) directly across the fullest part (called the Cross Cup measurement)
There are also three centre back seam bottoms with a beautiful fit over the bum. All views have a waist high cut with doubled fabric waistband ( no elastic so no muffin top!) plus a centre back seam for shapely results. The bottoms fit hip sizes 35-47" (89 - 119.5 cm) All sizes and complete instructions are included in the pattern envelope.
VIOLET- vertical seamed bra top and bottoms with button trim at the waist
REBECCA - uses a tie to gather the front of the top, bottoms have a ruched front panel
MARSHA - with a twisted knot effect and bottoms with mini twists at the side front
Yes, there really are three sisters in our bra-making family and we named these bikinis after them! The product code is PB-3009. The bi-lingual patterns (French and English) patterns are available now at Bra-makers Supply at www.bramakers.com and in Europe through Bodil's Wear at www.bwear.se. If you are in the United States, they will soon be available at Sweet Cups Bra Supply at www.sweetcupsbrasupply.com.
Aren't confident of your sewing abilities when it comes to swimwear? Why not take a swimwear class and learn to make swimwear the right way, with the right fit, the first time?