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ironcityalchemy
« on: March 03, 2012 12:27:55 PM »

I just made a bathing suit! I'm not very experienced at creating my own patterns, and I was afraid of sewing lycra, but I'm glad I finally did it. It actually fits great and I'm much happier with it than I have been with a bathing suit in a long time.

To make it slightly supportive and not too invisible without having to do complicated lining things, I just used a double layer of fabric (right-side in on the inside). I made the pattern by estimating from a pair of leggings and a tank top. Oh, and the legs were finished before, but I cut them off because they were too long at first.

Complete tutorial on my blog, here: http://www.ironcityalchemy.com/2012/03/how-to-make-bathing-suit-with-legs.html
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Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012 02:48:16 PM »

I love that you chose back and white stripes for this, it lends the bathers that touch of vintage class.
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ironcityalchemy
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012 05:27:59 PM »

Thanks, I spent forever looking for that fabric, because vintage suits were my inspiration for doing a longer suit in the first place. I was a little worried about how all those vertical stripes would look on a bathing suit, but I am happy with how it turned out Smiley
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