Well, my husband and I are taking a vacation in a couple of weeks and I really don't wish to be mistaken for Moby Dick, so I thought it might be advisable to cover some of my very white flesh. I also didn't want to go through the ordeal of shopping for a new swimsuit. So, I decided to improvise.
I pulled an old swimsuit out of the closet.
And tried it on.
And went to Joann's and bought a yard of black swimsuit fabric, which I basically sewed into an elastic waist skirt. I then sewed another tube (2"x10") out of a remnant of the swimsuit fabric. Then I cut the bra out of the swimsuit top (cuz I don't need to drink to have a hangover) and looped the small tube around middle of the front of the top, gathered the fabric that would be between the girls and, twisting the small tube inside out, sewed the ends of the small tube together and cut off the ends of the little tube. I then posed for pictures, one of which you can see below.
The skirt thing is not attached to the bra because I didn't want it to drag down the top. Plus, I thought the whole contraption would be easier to wash and dry if it were separate. Of course, I kept the bottoms and will wear them underneath the skirt.
Anyway, thanks for looking!
Oh! I don't have a serger and swimsuit fabric is really rolly, so if you decide to attempt something like this, be sure to use a lot of pins and to be very patient.