I know its been a minute since I posted on my blog, its been a very busy fall for me! I am currently working on a strategy for releasing more new tutorials, sewing patterns and blog posts on a regular schedule in the new year since interest has been growing. Another new and exciting thing I have in the works for all of you business ladies (and gents) out there is a platform for custom pattern work which I have been getting a lot of requests for… Look out for lots of new and exciting things coming in January!
I just released my latest new sewing pattern for the Veronica bralette last week. I designed the first version of this style for my swimwear line a few years ago but it has gone through a few different rounds of tweaks to become what it is today. I decided to release this as a bra pattern but its so easy to hack into a bikini top and I thought a video tutorial would be helpful. This style works best when lined in cut & sew foam which adds more support and structure, so that is the recommended construction in both the pattern instructions as well as this bikini top hack tutorial video. If foam lined cups isn’t really your thing, you can also either self line this top or line it with a stretch mesh.
I have included the pattern piece for the bikini top option back tie in the pattern, the only additional pieces that you will need to create for this hack are the binding and straps: Use a clear ruler to cut 6 strips of fabric 1 3/8″ wide and about 20″ long (we will use these in place of the bra strap elastic & underbust picot elastic).
Now without further ado, here is part one of the bikini top hack tutorial!
You can purchase the pattern here: