I love the shape of this costume. It's really flattering and so comfortable. Will definitely make more.
I never thought I'd make a swimsuit but now I don't think I'll ever buy one again!! I think one thing that made me much more confident about 'diving' into this project (haha!) was having made my own underwear using the WBM hipster pattern. I made this suit to wear around my parents on vacation, where we'll be visiting some hot springs, and I didn't want to have to worry about coverage in the bottom half while in close quarters.
One thing I was worried about was making sure that the suit would be the right length, but the pattern has a foolproof method for taking your torso measurement and adjusting the pattern to your torso length. That was very reassuring, and it worked! I added lining in the front since my fabric is white and also added soft cups in the cup portion. I am an A or almost A cup and the pattern has two different cup sizes (A/B and C/D) to choose from.
I chose the boycut bottom with bands for maximum coverage. I think this will also be the suit I wear when I go kayaking or do other water sports so I don't have to worry about exposing too much and can move with freedom. This suit has four choices for the leg opening cut (just like the underwear).
The fabric is a textile designed by my friend and artist extraordinaire, Julia Allisson Cost (juliacost.com).
I made the tankini option and the fit was great, l felt very comfortable wearing my tankini, not having a side seam makes it possible for colour blocking which opens up lots of options. Options for a high or low leg option was a real bonus and suitable for all ages. I am definately making more.
I love the lines and fit of this suit! This was my first time sewing swimwear. I will admit I have room for improvement, but even with that said... I absolutely adore my me-made suit!
This was my first time sewing a swimsuit. I consider myself an advanced intermediate seamstress, however I had never made swimwear. I had my heart set on making one for myself this year to be functional, stylish, and modest. This swimsuit met all of my criteria and it was fairly quick to make. I have another one on my list to make because it stayed put while at swimming lessons with my 3 toddlers. Overall I give it 5 stars!