Honestly, how often does a popular pattern live up to the hype, or the fantastical visions you have of the finished version? Not often enough. But this one DOES.
I love this suit. LOVE this suit. I WILL wear this suit in public. I LOVE this suit.
I made the halter version in size 14. I lengthened the body by 1". My next (yes, I will make the other view) I will add another 2" in length. I inserted soft foam cups in the halter, between outer and lining fabric. I tacked them with a few stitches to the lining and seam allowances only. The only other change I made was to the halter. The top of the halter piece was just slightly wider than the ties that were to be attached to it, so I trimmed the halter pieces slightly. The instructions were good, but the online tutorial on her website is TOPS. I had no issues.
My fabric is a teal swimsuit lycra from Spandex World. I bought 2 yards of the outer fabric and 1 yard of lining. It was enough to made 1.5 suits, so some cute panties are in my future.
Now this took some bravery, posting pictures of myself in a swimsuit. I am not a bombshell. But this suit is awesome. I actually think I look pretty darn good for a 51 year old grandma. I will be wearing this on the beach in Maui next month.
My husband had nothing but compliments for this one. Next up, the other version. In this yummy chocolate lycra.
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Enjoy doing what you can!