diy: large cup bikinis for petite frames (how to alter swimsuits)
|Do both sides then line up your bra on top of your bikini (make sure both cups are perfectly aligned with each other):|
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Next, slide the bikini clasp to meet the point where you usually fasten your bra:
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|Do a basic running stitch:|
|how to alter swimwear|
|It's best to use fine needles cause they tend to snag the stretchy fabric of your bikini less.|
Measure the distance from your new stitch to the bone where your cup starts, do the same with the other side and sew.
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If you're happy with your measurements, go ahead and restitch your running stitches with a stronger stitch using your machine or a backstitch if you're doing it by hand.
If you're using a machine, make sure to test your tension, needle and stitch length first with excess fabric of your strap. (This is too avoid accidents like the machine ripping or eating your fabric). Best to use the lingerie needle.
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|And you might have to replace your regular foot with a zipper foot to accommodate the small distance between the clasp and stitches:|
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Once you're done reinforcing your stitches, just cut off the excess fabric:
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Good thing about this type of fabric is that it doesn't fray and you can just leave it open-ended.
There you go, I hope this helps. Feel free to email or comment below if you have further questions.
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