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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011 12:38:01 PM »

They don't make them like this anymore! great job.
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2011 11:40:55 AM »

I usually line at least the front panel of a swim suit because I find it pulls in the "gut" a bit (not that I have one of course....). Elastic at the bottom will help your booty immensely! I also use elastic at the bust line to keep things lifted and from jiggling around too much.
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2011 12:47:01 PM »

I love vintage-inspired swimsuits, but they are usually so expensive in stores.  Maybe I'll try my own!

Yours is really perfect and looks incredible on you!
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2011 05:14:43 PM »

This came out really cute! Congrats on a super cute and wearable item!
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2011 11:06:09 PM »

I can't believe you did that whole thing with a serger! My sewing machine basically refuses all stretch fabrics and it makes me so upset...
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011 12:09:36 PM »

I always line my swim suits if they are made from a light or very thin material. So I'd say that's up to you. I also do a "shower test" before I wear a new suit in public. That way if things are more sheer than I thought or if the fabric stretches more than I'd anticipated I'm at home and not embarrassed. I also line the back of the legs and the front top of my swimsuits with clear elastic (it's a little like the silicone strips that you see around the tops of some thigh-highs or around the bands of strapless bras) and that helps keep it from riding up. You may even be able to find the actual silicone strips if you look for them.

I really like the design of your swimsuit btw Smiley.
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2011 06:19:21 PM »

Thanks for all the comments Smiley
Yeah these sorts of swimsuits are so expensive or non-existent in stores, and it really was pretty easy making this one. especially thanks to my lovely new serger Smiley
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