My sister-in-law and I had planned on going to the Wisconsin Dells earlier this year, and I determined that I needed a new swimsuit. Unfortunately (fortunately?) because we'd planned to go in April it was a little early in the season for buying swimwear, and what little I found in stores was hideous. I decided to make one myself, and then discovered the lack of even decent swimwear patterns. Undaunted, I pondered how I could make it work. I dug through my own patterns looking for something to alter, and found a halter dress pattern http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=9965 that I could use for the top. For the bottom, I decided the best thing to do was trace off a pair of underwear, since it's basically the same thing and I knew it would fit. This is what I ended up with!