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Coming along

I’m working on the swimming suit I promised my mom for Christmas (it’s only March after all) and it’s coming along nicely.

I think all of us who’ve grown a chest have experienced the same frustration when it comes to swimming wear. In the stores you can find skimpy outfits in thin materials that give no support whatsoever. Uncomfortable is just the start of it, beach volleyball? forget it!

So when I finally stumbled on a swimming suit with a built in bra that actually works, my happiness knew no limits. I’ve applied that model when I constructed this one.

First I copied an old swimming suit that my mom had and that fitted her. I then made an extra top half of the front and sew some elastic onto the bottom line as. I decided to have the entire suit in double fabrics as well, for extra sturdiness, and mom has tried on the lining.

The built in bra is attached at the side seam and a band with fasteners will go across the back to make sure the elastic is kept tight.

I will try to get it done berfore this years season is over, but my personal deadline for Christmas gifts is before next Christmas eve, so I have another 287 days or so. Should work.

Luck of the Irish

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On my to do list are two more comox trunks as they were part of a birthday present. In the store the other day, the receiver found this leprechaun print and of course he must have it. I hadn’t checked beforehand how much fabric was needed, and this was a bit expensive, eco cotton and all, so I estimated. And what do you know, it’s just right, with a little bit extra to use the print in the best way

Checkered dance skirt

Foto-1093 Foto-1092Foto-1094I’m working on this dance outfit, and started with the skirt. I modified Stil 22761, making it longer, with a low waist  and also making the front into one part. I copied it all to thick tracing paper, adding the seam allowance. Since I wanted the skirt cut on the bias, and the fabric already is a slinky polyester, I carefully pinned the pattern onto the fabric and cut it with my roller cutter,  to avoid the fabric from  sliding. It worked really well. The little squares in the weaving made it easy to see I was exactly on the bias, I drew a line across the pattern to make sure it was right.

Breaking my vows

I very clearly remember that day about 2 years ago. I solemnly swore never to buy download patterns again. Never.

Yet here I am. And I remember why I swore in the first place.

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