did. One of them is to make the back band narrower, so it fits the bikini closure.
I also sewed boning onto the front and side seams, which make it nice and sturdy, it even stays up without needing the straps!
Not that you need a sturdy bikini for sunbathing..
I'm super happy with my new bikini, and it wasn't a lot of work either! I'd definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to make a bikini..
I was hoping that I could also make a black Bombshell swimsuit before my trip, but unfortunately the black swimsuit lining wasn't available in time. I've now got it safely stashed away for springtime however!