Upcycled Swimsuits

These suits are made from cutting up 100% polyester suits with worn-out elastic, and sewing them into new suits with new elastic.

100% polyester fabric is very durable for swimwear because it withstands chlorine and sun exposure without stretching out or losing color. However, eventually the elastic in swimsuits wears out and the suits are no longer wearable. I made these suits by taking 100% polyester suits with worn-out elastic, cutting them up, and sewing them into new suits with new elastic.

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Upcycled Swimsuits

One-piece suits with worn-out elastic and the two-piece suits made from the upcycling process
One-piece suits with worn-out elastic and the two-piece suits made from the upcycling process
Upcycled swimsuit made with fabric from an old suit and new elastic
Upcycled swimsuit made with fabric from an old suit and new elastic
Upcycled swimsuit made with fabric from an old suit and new elastic
Upcycled swimsuit made with fabric from an old suit and new elastic
Mosaic one-piece suit made from multiple worn-out suits
Mosaic one-piece suit made from multiple worn-out suits

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Mosaic one-piece suit made from multiple worn-out suits
Mosaic one-piece suit made from multiple worn-out suits

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