DIY Swim Bandeau for Foam Magazine

8.08.2011
I've collaborated with Foam Magazine for another summer inspired DIY! Here's how to revamp a swim bandeau to add a racer back and bow front. More from Foam here... Enjoy!



Materials:
- bandeau swim top (courtesy of Roxy)
- scissors
- extra swimsuit fabric
- needle and thread
- measuring tape
- ribbon

Steps:

1. Cut the extra swimsuit fabric into 1/4 inch-3/8 inch strips. A total of six strips are needed; three must be at least 24 inches in length, and the other three must be at least nine inches in length.

2. Hand sew the three strips at one end, and do the same for the three nine inch strips.

3. Braid the strips until they are 23 inches and eight inches in length. Hand sew ends and cut excess.

4. Take the 23 inch braid and hand sew each end to the inner front of the bandeau, about two and a half inches away from the side seam.

5. Loop the eight inch braid over the 23 inch braid and hand sew the ends side by side at the inner center back.

6. Take the ribbon, about three inches in length, and loop around the center front. Hand sew ends together, and turn inside out to hide stitches.

24 comments:

elle said...

oh! this is great!! i'll definitely try this soon! <3

Michelleesque said...

Oh I absolutely love this DIY! :) Thank you for sharing the idea!

Anna said...

awww, very cute~ Thanks!

BuenoBueno said...

well maybe we need to try this out for our next trip to the beach!!! http://t.co/6pgypH3

Charline said...

Wow you are so talented!:)

Anonymous said...

really cool!

Gorgeous Clara said...

great job! love it!

Fashion Translated said...

Great DIY!!

Fashion Translated

Dylana Suarez said...

This is so super duper lovely! Great blog!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Suz said...

Wooooow! So insp blog!! Well done. :)

cryskay said...

love this bandeau top! its so unique with the braided straps and Y shaped back. such a great way to revamp an old bikini top. xx

Sara L. said...

Thanks so much for taking the time of commenting in my blog!, I love yours!! I discovered it some time ago and I had to follow it!, you are just a genious with DIY, so many great ideas!!!

xoxo

Sara L.

www.wineandrosesfashion.blogspot.com

eliska.h said...

this is so lovely, thank you!♥

sajuki said...

good work :)

jenni said...

Your design for this DIY is just great!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

That is so pretty & clever! Now if I could get in shape to wear a bikini.... :) Love this collaboration with you & Foam!

jess said...

I love the braided strap.

Fashion Tales.... said...

How funny, I'm glad you showed this, I did something similar to my old bathing suit, because I didn't want to spend the ungodly price they asked for it, haha, you always do such great work dear. -xo

Lidiya said...

Love the bikini - amazing! :)
http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

Chelsea Lane said...

this is so pretty girl! love the blue color and braided detail.

xoxo

Fabienne said...

thanks for your comment! i was really glad to see it, because i'm very big fan of your blog. :D
and this diy is a cute idea, i'll keep that in mind :)

chocandcinnamon said...

Wow, it is amazing, looks great!
xx

jen said...

awesome idea! turned out great! :)

Vani said...

So cute! Thanks for the tutorial.
xoxo

Thedressingbooth

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