So nowadays what girl isn’t dying for the perfect vintage swimsuit?
I’ve been longing for the perfect suit but the ones available out there are soo expensive, which does not fit into my teeny wardrobe budget. Next best solution?
Make one myself!
I found this weird synthetic stretch fabric a couple months ago. I really liked the print but at the time had no clue what project would be appropriate for that type of fabric then duhhh a swimsuit!!
It looks kind of black but its really a nice navy blue with white flowers.
Now I’ll be the first to admit I know nothing about sewing with super stretch fabric or swimwear but theres a lot of this fabric so im just going to jump in and cut my pattern out of it.
I picked up some swimwear lining and sew in swimwear cups at Joanns… (look I even have a little sewing helper)
Im using Simplicity 8251 for the top of the suit and I plan to modify the Alison pattern from Burdastyle for the bottom tho I think I’d like to do a gathered skirt on top of the highwaist bottom.
So Ive got the top cut out and the darts done just gotta keep truckin and I hope to be done in a week or so.
PS Can someone please give me a kick in the pants to get working on my Burdastyle book entry?? It is extremely hard to be motivated to sew a coat when its about 112 degrees outside!!July 13, 2010
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