...in the summer when it's hot; I wear my yellow Speedo in the winter when it's not;
But sometimes in the springtime; and sometimes in the fall
I jump into my little pool with nothing on at all!
Anyone else sing that at Girl Guides/Scouts? LOL!
Early this spring I noticed my favourite one piece bathing suit (actually, the only suit I was wearing in public anymore) was becoming stretched, saggy, and transparent. Eeek. Bathing suits were just coming into the stores so I was able to find a new suit quickly, but I figured it couldn't be too hard to make my own. Right? There's only three pieces...
....on the front. Plus 3 pieces for the back. Plus two pieces for the ruched accent band. And some power netting and cups on the inside....but still...all sewing is is assembly flat fabric in the correct order to make it shapely. Right?
As I made the pattern, I did add a little to the cups as I felt the original was a tad small. I could probably add even more. I even tried the twin needle top stitching after a crappy trip to a small sewing store in Oshawa where Lucy put her best pout on display. I didn't have a matching colour for the top stitching, so chose a lime, but I'm not sure I'm keen on it. And it looks like it was top stitched by a drunken monkey. But over all, for my first bathing suit attempt, I was pretty darned pleased.
Till I paraded it through the house out to the hot tub and the girls said I looked fat :(