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« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2007 06:07:18 AM »

That makes sense, thanks! I might make one out of cotton for sun bathing to experiment with fit/style.

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« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2007 06:28:04 AM »

i can't stop buying bathing suit fabrics, so hopefully i'll post more suits in a few weeks.

these were fairly affordable - two were 3.99 (CDN) a yard before taxes (Len's Mill Store, a great place for fabric and notions in south-central Ontario), and the pink one was 2.99/yd at fabricland. of course you only 3/8 yd to make a suit, so a yard is plenty! all of these were discount ends.
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2007 06:31:20 AM »

Very nice! The ones I looked at were between 8.99-12.99, eesh. I like the pink/purple one, can't wait to see the suits!

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« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2007 06:35:25 AM »

i think i would say, "It is all about the discount ends." You're getting half price or more, and it is good to practice on.
fabricland has tons of discount bins, and probably because people rarely approach sewing bathing suits/spandex there always seems to be a bathing suit material bin. does fabricland exist in the states?

i think i wouldn't mind spending $10 a yard if i knew what i was doing was going to turn out, but this stuff is great for practice.
« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2007 06:39:30 AM »

I know we don't have Fabricland where I live, but I live in the sticks, so that's not much of a surprise. :p We don't even have a Joann's, hehe.

I would pay that much if they had had some material I truly fell in love with, but the stuff they had I thought was ugly. I'm more flexible if it's coming out of a bargain big, but if I'm paying full price, it's going to be exactly what I want. Now... If I could just figure out what that was, it'd be much easier to find it. Wink

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« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2007 10:58:01 AM »

edud i love that middle fabric! I also agree about buying discount ends of fabric. I got my bathing suit chunk of fabric for $1. Tongue

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« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2007 06:26:30 PM »

that cursed middle fabric is what caused me to relapse. i found it cut on the shelf, with no tags, looking abandoned. i thought,  how can such a pretty fabric sit here unsewn? and then i went to find where it was from, and found its friends...what a habit!
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2007 01:44:33 PM »

I'm going to join this too.  I bought a Vogue pattern last year that I really liked and finally got around to buying the material this year!  Cheesy

This is my first swimsuit so, I'm a little nervous, but I'm going on a camping trip in two weeks, and need something to wear out on the lake!
« Reply #58 on: July 17, 2007 02:00:37 PM »

Can't wait to see it!

« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2007 06:42:23 AM »

I can only bring myself to make tops...? Here's the latest one.



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