Drawing a String Bikini Top

Drawing a String Bikini Top

Drawing a String Bikini Top

In this lesson you’ll learn how to draw a string bikini top, front and back view, in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn the important techniques and stitches such as brush strokes, ruching, single needle topstitches, and zigzag stitches, in order to create a perfect, triangle string bikini top.

Note: You will need access to Adobe Illustrator software in order to do this lesson.


Module Description Step
1 String Bikini Top Template 1-5
2 Drawing the Cup 1-11
3 Adding Straps and Strings 1-15
4 Adding Stitching 1-6
5 Adding Ruching 1-10
6 Adding Ties & Knots 1-7
7 Backview 1-8
Full transcript is available if you subscribe.

MODULE 1 • String Bikini Top Template

Step Description
1 In this lesson, you’ll learn how to draw a string bikini top using Adobe Illustrator. For this lesson, you’ll be using the template provided by the University of Fashion, labeled string bikini top template. Here you’ll see the brand name, the season, the style name and number, and then you’ll have the front and back view of the croquis provided by the University of Fashion that I cropped to just include the torso of the front and the back, as that will be the only part that we are sketching on.
2 For the brushes that you’ll be using for this lesson, I’ve included an outline, a zigzag, and a string tie for the details. Then down here are the brushes. You’ll see them easily accessible in your brush library.
3 For layers, you’ll see that I’ve included brushes, template, croquis’ and sketch layers, and then another tool that you’ll need for this lesson is the stroke.

To see the full transcript and complete video lesson, subscribe to the University of Fashion!

© 2008-2021 University of Fashion® – - Transcript for use with University of Fashion lessons only and not authorized for download or distribution