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Ashling
« on: August 26, 2012 08:30:38 PM »

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!
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012 09:35:02 PM »

Kudos to you!  Looks awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012 09:39:32 PM »

Very clever. The broad straps are very  nice and the gathered midline on the top. I like the fabric you chose and it fits well.  I used to have a hard time finding swimwear patterns.  I now mostly use an old Kwiksew book. But the styles availbale are definitely limited.   Well done on designing your own.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012 01:20:30 AM »

Looks better than anything I've seen at the stores! Great job with the pattern altering. I especially like that the top gives some support at the sides. Did you use special swimwear fabric?
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Ashling
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012 06:47:09 AM »

Thank you all!

I used swimwear fabric from http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/ and swimwear lining from Hancock Fabrics.  I also ordered swimwear elastic from someplace online who's name escapes me at the moment.
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012 10:07:17 AM »

Props to you! Looks great. I love the top where it bunches in the middle, very nice!
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012 11:37:24 AM »

I never would have guessed you made that yourself.  It's awesome!! 
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012 05:02:40 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012 02:14:53 AM »

This is so creative of you.I am really impressed by your sense of humor and ofcourse your talent.This is so amazing how you took ideas from different sources.You are truly gifted.I must say you have ended up with a nice swimsuit!Keep it up!
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012 04:59:25 AM »

Looks great, I love the style you did.
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