13 May 2015

COTTON LACE BIKINI (DIY)

lace bikini diy costume beachwear

It is getting SO HOT these days and I can't help but thinking about Summer.
I mean, who doesn't think about Summer?
I planned a beach weekend for the end of May and I can't wait for that!
But, as always it happens when you plan a beach weekend, you open your
wardrobe and find only old bikinis and maybe you bought them the year before, but
for your eyes they look like a mountain of used stuff and "oh, I didn't even remember about that!".
I am here, today, to show you how to restyle an old bikini in about 10 minutes and 
restrain your immediate desire to buy a new one (and use that saved money for
a cocktail and a dinner on the beach!).
I think I love lace everyday more, it gives a classy touch even to a simple shirt (here
an example of my lace-affair).
I know that maybe you can't sew, and maybe you are all "oh no, an other sewing post" now, 
but hey, I couldn't do it too until recently and this is a
DO IT YOURSELF blog, we are here to learn new things and, I am sure, when you will see
that you can create that top you saw on Pinterest, but giving it your personal touch and
saving a lot of money (remember the cocktail and the dinner on the beach...?) you won't
help but it! So, give you a chance!

//

Si sta facendo DAVVERO CALDO qui in questi giorni ed io non riesco a non pensare all'Estate.
Va beh, chi è che riesce a non pensare all'Estate?
Ho programmato un weekend al mare per la fine di Maggio e non vedo l'ora!
Ma, come sempre accade quando programmi un weekend al mare, apri il tuo armadio e trovi solo
vecchi bikini che magari hai acquistato l'anno prima ma che, in quel momento, ai tuoi occhi
appaiono solo come una montagna di roba usata e "oh, questo manco ricordavo di averlo!".
Sono qui, oggi, per mostrarvi come rimettere a nuovo un vecchio costume da bagno
in circa 10 minuti e frenare quell'immediato desiderio di comprarne un altro (ed usare
il denaro salvato per un aperitivo e cena sulla spiaggia!).iorno di più, perché dà un tocco 
raffinato anche alla maglietta più semplice (qui un esempio della mia pizzo-ossessione).
Credo di amare il pizzo ogni g
Io so che magari non tutte sapete cucire e forse ora state pensando "oh no, un altro
post sul cucito", ma ehi, nemmeno io ero capace fino a poco tempo fa e questo è un blog
FAI DA TE, siamo qui per imparare cose nuove ed io, sono certa, quando vedrete che siete in grado
di realizzare quel top che avete visto su Pinterest, ma dandogli anche un tocco personale 
e risparmiando un sacco di soldi (ricordate l'aperitivo e cena sulla spiaggia...?) non ne
farete più a meno! Dunque, datevi una possibilità!

***

You need // Vi occorre:

- An old bikini. // Un vecchio bikini.
- 1 mt (39 in) of cotton lace. // 1 mt di pizzo in cotone.
- Needle and thread. // Ago e filo.
- Scissors. // Forbici.


How to // Come procedere:

1)
Measure the lace directly on your bikini following its shape, on the two bra cups and the panties, 
then cut the 3 pieces of lace, abound of 1 cm (0,39 in) per each side (for the hems). // 
Misurate il pizzo direttamente sul vostro bikini, seguendone la forma, sulle due coppe e sullo slip, poi tagliate i 3 pezzi di pizzo abbondando di 1 cm per ogni lato (per gli orli).




2)
Start sewing the first piece of lace to one bra cup, if it is a padded one, you can sew the lace
to the internal side, so if you one day will want to remove the lace, you won't have uneasthetic 
sewing holes on the front. // Cominciate a cucire il primo pezzo di pizzo ad una coppa,
se il reggiseno è imbottito, potete cucirlo al lato interno, così, se un giorno vorrete rimuovere
il pizzo, non avrete antiestetici buchi da cucitura sul davanti.



3)
Your finished bra cup will look like that. Now sew the second cup and the bikini panties. // La
 coppa finita apparirà così. Ora cucite la seconda e le mutande del bikini.



4)
Voilà! You have (yet) done! I am sure you can't wait to wear it (it will come with me on my 
weekend at the sea) and yes, to enjoy the cocktail and dinner on the beach. We deserved it! // 
Voilà! Avete (già) fatto! Sono certa che non vedete l'ora di indossarlo (il mio verrà con me al mare per il weekend) e sì, di godervi aperitivo e cena sulla spiaggia. Ce li siamo meritati!

pizzo lace bikini diy costume
lace bikini diy pizzo costume

xx Francine

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36 comments:

  1. Bellissimo questo DIY ! Il bikini è diventato stupendo così !!!

    Fashion and Cookies

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  2. Aww, what a lovely idea this is, makes the bikini 10 times prettier with not many effort

    www.thefashionfraction.com

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    1. Thank you! Exactly, not many effort is the key :D

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  3. So cute! What a great idea, the lace added the bikini even more femininity :)

    Ewelina xx
    Pattern Of Taste | Our Youtube channel

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    1. Fabulous details! Looks like you've bought it this way! Amazing diy work, Elisa! <3 Happy Friday!

      JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  4. lovely idea!! you´ve made it extra femininity and sophistication!! I really love it, it´s such a cute diy!!
    thanks for sharing!
    have a wonderful day!

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  5. Love this idea, because it is very creative.

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  6. This is brilliant and so easy even I might be able to pull it off! Thank you!

    <3 Haley @ www.beautyinthischaos.com

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  7. Lovely DIY! Definitely a great way to save money!

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  8. Wow, this is a great idea. The bikini became more cute when you added the lace <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow the diy bikini looks hot!

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  10. OMG! That's so clever. Love love love what you did. It looks cute.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  11. i am so impressed by your DIY! you just made this bikini ten times cuter. love!
    love, liz
    www.stylewich.com

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  12. great idea :) Looks really stunning afterwards :)

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  13. A wonderful idea to pimp up a bikini! Thanks for sharing :)
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  14. Wow amazing how you can transform something so simply...love it <3
    Chloe xx
    http://chloebee1.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. What an awesome idea, never would have though of this before. Turned out great!

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  16. Thank you all, girls!!! <3 <3 <3

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  17. That really is a pretty bikini - and you look great in it!!

    xoxo,
    http://camillajulie.dk

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  18. wow nice post and I am so in love with your blog in general! :D I hope to hear more from you soon, because I will definitely come back and read your future posts! Keep up the great work, I'm a fan! :)

    xoxo Ana

    www.the-secret-life-of-ana-g.blogspot.co.at

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    1. Thank you, dear Ana, you comment made me so happy! I am so glad you like what I do, you will be always welcome here <3

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  19. oh my gosh i love it :)
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  20. Such perfect idea! Loved it :)

    Love, Maria
    marieroget.blogspot.pt

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  21. Thank you all, girls <3 <3

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  22. -ah hun this swim wear looks amazing really good job

    Greetings from London!
    BAMBAM_BLOG

    Xoxo

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  23. what a nice swim attire:)

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  24. what a nice swimming attire..

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