Tired of me yet? I’ve been posting like non-stop this week. Or, at least I feel like it. I had to just squeeze in one more thing before we leave tomorrow. Something for me!! I love making swimsuits. They are cheap, fast, and they FIT, unlike their retail cousins.
For the top, I used the gymnastics top View C. Originally, I made it just like the envelope except that I lowered the CF by about an inch. When I was done with it, it looked exactly like a sports bra. Hmmmm, not what I was looking for in a swimsuit. Then I tried to figure out what made it look so sports bra-ish. I decided that the 3/4” band on the bottom didn’t help and the straight-across-the boob-uniboob look wasn’t helping either. I pulled out the 3/4” elastic and put in 3/8” swimwear elastic instead. Then I created a gather just using a tube of self-fabric. So this is basically a sports bra that was altered to look like this. I really like how it turned out in the end.
Because I gathered the top and pulled it down, I had to make the criss-cross straps in the back longer than I would normally. Luckily Jalie has you make them a little long in the beginning. If it’s one thing I hate, it’s turning tubes. Luckily, I only had to do it once.
I’m just glad that my miss turned into something I could change with minimal seam ripping. I really like it now. Here’s the little tube I turned and stitched together. The only downside is that it travels, so when I go to put it on, I have excessive fabric on one side and it’s all kinda wrong on the other side. It’s easy to fix though.
You won’t hear from me for a while. Keep sewing everyone!!! And do your Burda Challenges!!!