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Topic: sewing swimsuit material-Please help  (Read 1083 times)
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« on: June 02, 2006 10:41:21 AM »

My dd could only find one swimsuit she liked but the only size top they had was a medium which is too big around. The style is a long halter that covers the stomach. I think it will be easiest to make a seam in the center back to take it in since the top halter part is connected past the side seams. Is there any special sewing tips I need to know so that I don't mess this top up?
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2006 03:59:40 PM »

You should follow the same tips for any stretchy fabrics:

1) use a ballpoint needle so you don't snag the fabric at every hole
2) use a narrow zig-zag stitch (instead of a straight stitch) so the stitches stretch with the fabric
3) do NOT stretch the fabric as you sew - it's a great way to make weird puckers around the seams, eww

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2006 12:12:03 PM »

 Well I have no experience in bathingsuits, but Stacysews is really good. Take a look at her Diary, she used a jalie pattern for it...It is adorable..I think there is a version at this pattern set for a top similar to the one you are looking for.

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