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« on: February 07, 2008 06:12:02 PM »

I have to do my thesis this semester, which is turning out to be a long and tedious process. In anticipation of this I also registered for swimming. It's the class to take my mind of off the writing process. However, the downside is my lack of swim wear attire. Unlike most girls my first swimsuit was a bikini. This probably has to do with the fact that I never needed one until the summer of my graduation year in high school.

Now picture a class of students wearing floating belts plodding along in the shallow end of the pool spitting up water every now and again. Keep in mind these are 20 somethings. Yea... =) We never learned to swim. So anyways the floating belts are to be worn nice and snug under the boobs in the case of female learning to swimmers. The tiny little top I have, although I have a small chest, make my boobs huge. Well not huge... more like... uncomfortably big for me. As in there's more jiggle than I'm used to.

I've gone shopping for swimsuits, but there's not much for a girl who weights 82 lbs and is under 4'10". My husband led me to the girls section and pointed out a one piece suit splashed with hearts. "Dude this will totally fit you," says he. Yeah, it would at that. My other options were unicorns with frills at the waist, or the "my little pony" centerpeice one.

This is why I only wear bikinis.

Here is my attempt at a one piece suit. I'm not sure how I want to finish it. There's a bit of a gap at the chest because I forgot to factor in seam allowances. Gonna have to put some darts or elastic or something for that gap there.

So there's way 1: Just finish of the straps and tie at the neck.

or way 2: Add side panels and make straps go down to the back waist like in conventional swimsuits.

I had some left over material so I made a tube top with it. Here's me modeling it with my clapotis.

« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008 06:19:31 PM »

omg i love it! i actually have one i bought at target last summer that looks very similar....except the plaid is more pink and orange. great job!

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008 06:23:10 PM »

Such a cute suit!  I would probably take the straps and cross them in the back for some extra boobular security.  But yeah I love the fabric, and love the cut of the suit!

« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008 06:24:50 PM »

i think one pieces are hard to find for nearly everyone, it's a tricky fit.  this looks great!  good job! Smiley
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008 06:26:49 PM »

So cute! I really like the bottom, how it kind of curves over your hip, it's a nice touch! I suggest not tying it around the neck though, I imagine that it would just be really uncomfortable in water.

You've done a really nice job!

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008 06:29:26 PM »

I normally do NOT like one pieces, but I LOVE this!
I like either way of finishing it off too. The center part where it hangs down kinda looks cute too you could just gather it in the center.
I have a question though, did you use a pattern and what kind of fabric did you use? I adore the fabric and style and would love to try something like this! You did a phenomenal job!! and BONUS an awesome tube top. I'm totally jealous!

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008 06:36:08 PM »

I really like! I've never had the courage to make a suit. Maybe I will this year. I don't remember anything under 100 lbs, so I obviously don't have the same problem as you! I have taken a swimming class as an adult, and a very terrified adult at that. I applaud your courage.

I do love the suit. It makes me think of Ester Williams (sp???). Something about the bottom. You did an amazing job!

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008 06:49:39 PM »

holy crap, that is the cutest freakin swim suit I have ever seen.
(although I am sure you could have pulled the my little pony one off)

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008 07:10:27 PM »

that is awesome. and i like the second way to place the straps. just because i think it would be more comfortable... but thats just me. it looks good either way!

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2008 07:27:40 PM »

ooooo I love this suit.  I wish I was that little.  I really like the first way, it looks like a fancy dress at the top.  Very cute. 
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