Now, place your cups at least an inch up from the bottom edge and center them. You may want to place them over your chest to make sure that is the right placement, too. Now, flatten out the bra cups over the lining, and make sure the lining is not stretched out underneath. Smooth everything out, while keeping it flattened, and then pin the edges.Take them to your machine and zigzag stitch them onto the lining, pulling out the pins as you go. The result may have a little bunching, but it will smooth out when worn. Now place the fabric over the swim cups in the lining and serge, or zigzag the side edges together. I also gathered the bottom edge while I was at it. Now, attach one of the back sides (main and lining) in between the front lining and main fabric. Zigzag or serge this seam.
Hi All! My name is Stacy and I blog at Stylin' Stacy. I have been sewing on a machine since I was 12, so that is 30 years of breakin' needles and seam ripping! Over that time I have made a few swimsuits. Most of them for Grace my little tween girl, but I have, on occasion, made myself some swimsuits. I happily decided to test this new swimsuit by Wardrobe by Me, since I wanted a new suit to wear. The Rita swimsuit is a good basic swimsuit, that most people should be able to make. I did a few things different from the pattern, and Christina asked me to write up a blog post on them. One thing that I definitely like to have in a swimsuit is bra cups. I have nursed two kids and tend to be cold quite often. I'd rather defray any additional attention, and put in some cups. My favorite swim cups I have purchased were from Sew Sassy. I also got my micro mesh from there, too (tummy control lining). I didn't like the cups I found at Joanne's Fabric Store here, which were Dritz brand. They didn't form quite as well, and were more pointy. These give a nice rounded appearance and form to your body. Okay, so now that you have your swim cups, I am going to show you how to insert them in the cups of your swimsuit. First things first, mark the gathering lines. It is easier to do it now before putting in the cups.Beach wear New pattern release Pattern hack PDF sewing pattern Swimsuit