8.09.2017

My Modest Swimsuit

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Can you believe this? I sewed this swimsuit back in June, but I'm barely posting it now. I feel like it's basically the end of summer because it's August, but then I check the weather and realize summer is going to stay here for a while. :) Anyways, this is my modest swimsuit that I sewed up for this summer. Making this swimsuit was really quick and easy. 

 

For the bottoms, I used the  Peg Legs pattern from Patterns for Pirates. I chose the Bike Length and added an extra inch for length.

For the top, I used the  Sweetheart Dress pattern from Patterns for Pirates. I sewed up the sleeves and bodice in my size (size XS), and I cut the peplum piece in XS from the waist, but I used the length from the size L. 

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I have a serger now, but I didn't when I made this swimsuit, so I used a stretch stitch to sew it all up. Instead of hemming the sleeves, I made contrast bands from the Peg Legs fabric. So funny story, I didn't have enough navy fabric for a contrast neckband because I used it all up when I made the wrong size Peg Leg shorties. I was rushing when I made this swimsuit, so I hadn't realized that I needed to size up because the fabric didn't have as much stretch as needed. 

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Overall, I really liked the coral/navy combination. I searched through a lot of sites for swimwear fabric. Since this was my first swimsuit, I didn't want to spend a lot of money on fabric. So then came Amazon to the rescue! I bought  this coral swim fabric and  this navy swim fabric. One yard of each was enough for me to make my swimsuit. 

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Overall, I'm happy with the outcome, considering it was my first time working with swimwear fabric and the fact that I had to finish it in one day LOL. I'm already planning designs for next summer. :)

P.S. Don't mind my crazy lake hair in some of the pictures. I was planning on taking photos before swimming, but the sun was hitting too hard, and I had to wait for the "golden hour" to take my pictures.

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