Swimwear Sewing Plans !
The season of summer and all things hot is closer than it appears (I hope.) In preparation, I have begun planning the swimsuits I want to make!
First Up: the Watson One-Piece
Obviously for this one I will be using the Watson Bra pattern by Cloth Habit as a base for the top. I plan to sew the cups in this geometric print from thefabricfairy.com :
I already have this fabric and it's really high quality. It's got great stretch and recovery and is super soft.
The bottom part will be black. For the back I am not sure what to do. A completely black back would be classic, but making the upper back this print would be really fun, too. Any suggestions?
(Sorry for the awkwardly sized pictures!)
Next: Mix and Match Two-Pieces
First up is the sporty top. This top started out as a Mallori Lane by Madalynne, and I fit it to perfection last summer. I had to narrow the front, relocate the shaping so it aligned with my body, and add a little length to the bottom to accommodate my slightly larger bust. I also decided to scoop out the back a bit so it didn't bother my shoulder blades. Not to mention I totally ditched the bottom band. Earlier this year, I added a few inches to the center front and created a high neck bra, which I have seen all over. Instead of making it halter neck, though, I just made the straps closer to the center at the back.
I love the one I have now, which is solid black, and so that's what I'm leaning towards, but I think it would be cute in paisley or my geometric fabric too. It's just really versatile!
The other top is the halter top from McCall's 5400, whose bottom I already reviewed. I'm currently muslining this top.
On the cover of the pattern, this is shown in paisley. I am in love with it. Utter love. I don't know if I'm being historically accurate, but this makes me think of the seventies and I want one. So I'm looking for a good paisley print.
The bottoms I plan to make in solid black milliskin matte from spandexworld.com. I love their milliskin--it just feels high quality.
I'm also debating whether or not to make the bottoms in the prints as well. With how little fabric bikinis take up, I'm sure I could, but in all practicality, I never once went swimming last year. So I don't think that I really need this many suits.
Anyway, these are my plans. Until next time!