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Swimwear Sewalong ~ Bikini Bottoms - Part One

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Swimwear Sewalong ~ Bikini Bottoms - Part One

Day 9 of the swimwear sewalong and I've diverted from making my bikini top towards making the bottoms.

I knew with the bikini top that I was approaching a stage where I'd need an overlocker and so I thought while I was threading it up I may as well go ahead and make a start on the briefs.  Briefs are such a quick and satisfying thing to sew!

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Swimwear Sewalong ~ Frame and Cups Assembly

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Swimwear Sewalong ~ Frame and Cups Assembly

Midday on Day 8 of the swimwear sewalong and my bikini top is actually starting to look like something!

I've assembled the frame and even inserted the cups.  This stage is always so exciting - seeing all the little pieces turning into an actual garment.

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