Step 1. Set a Time Frame Before Starting Making Your Bikini On average, you start cutting down eight weeks before the competition. By that time, you must choose the style, color, material, and measurements of your competition bikini suit, and then, finally you need to place an order.
Is it hard to make a bikini?
Sewing bathing suit fabric is different from sewing other fabrics and you need to test everything out over and over until you find what works for you. And at that point you’ll see that it’s actually pretty easy and you’ll be ready to start working on your bikinis, bathing suits and swim caps!
How much fabric do I need to make a bikini?
- 1-2 yards swimwear fabric.
- 1 yard liner fabric (we used Matte Tricot fabric from Pine Crest)
- Swimsuit pattern of your choice.
- Dritz 1′ Fold-Over Elastic.
- 3/8′ elastic.
- Ball point needle.
- Twin needle.
- Cutting mat.
How do you make a one-piece swimsuit look better?
How to Look Good in a One-Piece Swimsuit
- A one-piece swimsuit can be stylish and flattering.
- Details in unwanted areas draw attention to that area.
- Don’t choose an overly detailed suit that won’t flatter your figure.
- The best of both worlds.
- Accessorize your swimsuit with bold items, like this colorful boho necklace.
What do you do with old swimsuits?
If you wish to reuse your old swimsuit fabrics, here are some creative ways to give it new life:
- Transform a One-Piece Into a Bag.
- Cut Into Decorative Wraps.
- Make Baby Doll Dresses.
- Sew Pillow Covers.
- Create a No-Sew Scarf.
- Craft a Quilt.
- Make Dainty Headbands.
- Tie a Jump Rope.
How do you choose a figure competition suit?
You have a few choices. The most sane (and pricey) choice is to buy a new custom figure competition suit made just for you. You can also buy a used suit, rent a suit, borrow a suit, buy a simple suit and add stones, or (the least sane choice) make and stone your own figure competition suit.