Bikini Bras

the fabric

the leftovers

the bikini bras

The fabric was found at Tessuti in Melbourne and it's available on line right here.  From this small 60cm piece I made three BIKINI BRAS; they make a great summer bra alternative and excellent gifts.

If you have the skills the pattern for the TEENY-WEENY STRING BIKINI is available from my Etsy shop. It comes in Australian sizes 6 to 14 and is suitable for cup sizes A through C.  Oh, and If you prefer the full set there are two tie side options for your bottom half.  

You can view a tutorial showing HOW TO attach swimwear elastic right here and another showing HOW TO make the straps here.  For international customers, a size conversion chart is available right here.



Always glad to see a corsage on the runway

For winter 2015 both Dries Van Noten

and the new look Gucci showed many beautiful examples.

A corsage of sorts from Givenchy,

a bunch of corsage-brooch hybrids at Prada...



and finally the last word from Delpozo.


Tana Lawn

Hiding behind the POWDER PUFF cushion are a pair of TIE SIDE knickers. 

They're made from a fabric quality Liberty call Tana Lawn (perfect for knickers) and it's available in huge variety of girly floral prints.  This one was found at L'uccello along with the pink ribbon.


Not forgotten

Below a GIF I made a while ago and then forgot. It's the BATHING SUIT TOP and the MINNIE MINI.

I have not forgotten about The Makers' Journal even though at the moment it appears otherwise.  Never fear pattern orders will be shipped as normal.  For personal reasons I've been spending a lot of time with my family, sometimes things happen in life which necessitates an altering of priorities.  Part of which has meant renovating an entire house in a very short space of time...exhausting, frustrating and thankfully sometimes enjoyable. 

I'll be in touch.


Bikini Bra

The TEENY-WEENY STING BIKINI on holiday in Thailand...without me! 

Bikini tops are also great bra alternative in Summer especially under skimpy tops.  With the left over fabric I made up an extra one (top only) and it's available from the gift shop right now in Australian size 10 A/B (US 6 A/B).

Want to make your own but never sewn swimwear before?  No problem, I've added a couple of tutorials right here.  Best of all they take next to no fabric and once you get the hang of it are super quick to make.  The pattern for the TEENY-WEENY STRING BIKINI is available from my Etsy shop in Australian sizes 6-14 and is suitable for A-C cups.