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Self Drafted Pattern: 65782-1007 (Michele's Bikini) - Type:Swimwear    printable version
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Reviewed by:SheriF
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Posted on:11/17/13 8:54 AM
Project Photo:Self Drafted Pattern: 65782-1007 by SheriF

Self Drafted Pattern: 65782-1007 by SheriF  
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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I make competition posing suits for body builders. This one is for the bikini category. Others are women's physique and figure. The different categories require different shaped suits.

For this bikini, I started out with a purchased underwire bra that I took apart. When taking the bra apart I am careful to record the angles of the straps and the bridge in the center of the cups. I need this information for when I reconstruct the bra.

I cover the foam bra cups with spandex and then sew them back together. The straps are made from rhinestone connectors I purchase from a supplier in NYC.

The bottoms are from a self drafted pattern made specifically for this competitor. Each person has their own preferences, and I make a new pattern for each one.

I started making these suits about 6 years ago. The sport is growning more and more each year. This is a true labor of love for me.
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Immelu said...
Wow, that looks fabulous. I like the double rhinestone strip at the hip.
11/17/13 9:16 AM
debbieB said...
Love it ,great job!
11/17/13 9:46 AM
Baja Susana said...
Now I know where my perfect body that was stolen from me in my sleep is! Interesting hobby you have!
11/17/13 10:42 AM
bonsterbee said...
Wonderful Job! My daughter is competing in figure next year and I want to make her outfit. Thanks for the great review.
11/17/13 1:59 PM
canei said...
Love it!
11/17/13 4:54 PM
JDpenelope said...
Nice body….Uhh….I mean bikini! Great sewing job — looks like you have found your niche.
11/18/13 3:14 PM
Elke said...
Great job and looks fabulous!
11/19/13 9:13 AM
Leslie Bonner said...
Amazing - the body and your sewing.
11/26/13 11:58 PM
Sanchara said...
Beautiful!! How did you do the little pleats on the front? they are adorable!
3/1/14 8:22 AM
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