One of the projects that has been on my to do list for some time, is to make some new bikini bottoms.  My current ones on the left are disintegrating along the back seam which isn't a good look.  Before the summer, I simply had to replace them.  I have my fabric for a new suit, bought at Lincraft earlier in the year, but what better way to try out a new pattern than some replacement pants for my old suit using some leftovers from my shopping bag of lycra.  I like the rolled band on my old pair so replicated it on my new pair.  I have had McCalls 5400 in my collection since finding it on the sale table at the end of last summer so this was my start point.  I made view F pants in size 12 because I usually cut a size 12 for my lower half and simply stitched the band to the waist before adding the elastic.

I can't believe how quick and easy this project was.  I am really happy with the results and it is hard to tell the two pairs apart.  The sizing is spot on.  I will have to eat a lot more lettuce and run a long way further before I model them on here though!


  1. Go on, you can model your bathers! I've got a pair cut out already too - but mine have a little more coverage than yours!

  2. Well from the initial picture I actually thought you had made 2 pairs of black!!! We are quickly heading into Summer up here, so this might be just the pattern I am in need of very soon - along with your lettuce leaves...

  3. Great work. I thought you had made 2 pairs too.

  4. Lol - I would have to cut out even the lettuce leaves.
    Isn`t it great to be able to sew - to have bought your bikini bottoms would have cost a ridiculous amount .

  5. Definitely pinning all of my hopes on that lettuce before cutting out my new suit...and you all thought I was joking!


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