Black & Red Floral Bustier Bathing Suit

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Here’s my sec­ond vin­tage inspired swim­suit. (View my first bustier bathing suit top here.) It’s another boned bustier top made with a polyester/rayon fabric.

I recently tested my first bustier swim­suit in sun, water & chlo­rine. The top worked really well in all those con­di­tions. It didn’t fuss, fade, or stretch out.  :)

Retro Vintage boned bustier floral swim suit Marusya Anagrassia

This was the orig­i­nal design drawn by a girl I babysit for. Read more about it here.

black 9 red floral vintage bustier swim suit with boning marusya

This swim­suit top is for my sis­ter. She’s expect­ing her first baby soon, so her size is fluc­tu­at­ing and it’s hard to pre­dict what size she’ll be this spring or sum­mer. As a result, I made some changes to my bustier design.

First, I made the bustier 2 sizes big­ger than the orig­i­nal top.

Sec­ond, I made the straps adjustable by adding plas­tic S hooks and rings. I wasn’t able to take any of her mea­sure­ments or make a mock-up ahead of time. Con­se­quently, I had to go back and shorten the shoul­der straps because the first straps were WAY too long! (The S hooks landed on the top of the shoulders…oops!)

Third, I changed the back band to a tie back. I love it and it’s really cute! How­ever, the fab­ric is thick and I’m wor­ried about how tight it can be tied. She hasn’t tested the top in the water yet, but I might change part of the back band & tie piece to a black polyester/lycra fabric.

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To fin­ish the out­fit, I’m mak­ing black swim­suit bot­toms and skirt with a polyester/lycra fabric.

I’m not sure when I’ll make the bot­toms because I’m not sure what size to make them!

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black, red, floral, vintage, bustier, bathing, swimsuit, boning, summer, marusya

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CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER ONE!

MARYGRACE[at]ANAGRASSIA[dot]COM

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black, red, floral, vintage, bustier, bathing, swimsuit, boning, summer, marusya

black, red, floral, vintage, bustier, bathing, swimsuit, boning, summer, marusya

black, red, floral, vintage, bustier, bathing, swimsuit, boning, summer, marusya

black, red, floral, vintage, bustier, bathing, swimsuit, boning, summer, marusya

The bustier top doesn’t fit the dress form. Also, this is a photo of the swim­suit before I short­ened the straps.

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