This is the second of the matched sets we made.
The fabric is Robert Kaufman Retro Cameras.
Despite starting with the same yardage, there was a lot less fabric left over for my suit.
I used Sew Lovely B70 for the top.
It is a bra pattern so the pieces are much smaller than the Simplicity 1426 beach tops.
I like that it provides more coverage and support than a standard triangle bikini top but it's great for using up tiny scraps of fabric. It stays put perfectly when you move around.
Rather than standard sewn-in over-the-shoulder straps I made button-on criss-cross straps. The buttons, zipper, linings, and seam binding all came from the stash.
The back band is shirred with elastic in the center.
It is stitched down on one side and clips in with pants hooks on the other.
The Advance 3169 bikini bottoms are fully lined and I did that semi-complicated thing where you sandwich the zipper between the layers. I'm so proud.
By the time you read this we'll be off the beach and back in Fogville, shivering in the perpetual fall.