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shout4joy
« on: June 13, 2009 02:42:25 PM »

I'm not excited about how I look in a swimsuit (I need to shed a few pounds  ) but I made one for me and one for my dd who is embarrassed to be seen in anything that isn't layered and very loose...and we both like fairly modest suits - with an inseam!

Please excuse the fuzzy pictures, I'm not re-taking them


This one is mine. A two-piece. I made a shorts style bottom from a "modest" swimwear pattern and the top is a vintage swimdress pattern that has princess seams and vents front and back.


this one is my dd's. She asked to be decapitated for sharing the picture  Grin Hers is a mixture of shorts bottom from that same "modest" swimwear pattern and a bodice modified from a vintage pattern.

C & C welcome.

JOY
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009 03:24:00 PM »

Make your own swimsuit! .... that's a great idea.  Swimsuits are so overpriced and I can never find what I want.  Looks like you did a great job at making "modest suits".

What kind of fabric did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009 04:57:41 PM »

thats a good idea, I hate how I look in all swimsuits too :p  Doesn't everyone?
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009 07:18:21 PM »

They look nice. I especially like the purple on, looks so comfortable. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009 02:47:21 AM »

good job on both of them. I think you look nice in yours
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009 07:33:39 AM »

They look very excellently executed! I've been wanting to try my hand at a swimsuit for awhile, but I'm not sure on the technique. People have told me that swimsuit fabric requires an overlock/serger, which I have no access to. Of course, they also told me certain other fabrics are a pain to work with and I've never had any problems.

Anywa, just curious as to your technique, because they turned out lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009 08:17:47 PM »

Great job. I'd like to know some sewing tips too. I finally found dd a new suit. Most of them were too baggy in the bottoms so it would be nice to sew one for her and I'd like a new one too. Much better then spending $40+ on a suit for me.
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009 04:50:48 AM »

I used swimsuit fabric. I bought the paisley off ebay and the purple I had for years...

I have a serger and used that. BUT if you have stretch stitches on your sewing machine, you can sew swimsuits without any trouble Smiley Most patterns give tips on working with the stretchy fabrics.

This week we are packing and leaving for vacation at my folks - they live across the road from a private beach (they are members).

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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009 07:00:37 AM »

I used swimsuit fabric. I bought the paisley off ebay and the purple I had for years...

I have a serger and used that. BUT if you have stretch stitches on your sewing machine, you can sew swimsuits without any trouble Smiley Most patterns give tips on working with the stretchy fabrics.

This week we are packing and leaving for vacation at my folks - they live across the road from a private beach (they are members).

JOY

Thanks for the tips. I guess I should actually acquire a real pattern instead of drafting my own, if only for the helpful sewing instructions  Wink You've definitely inspired me to try making my own!

Enjoy your vacation and swimsuits!
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