Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Shiny, September Swimsuit!

Here is my pattern, a 70s Vogue:
I bet she has a Bump-it in her hair!
It really didn't call for a lot a stretch sewing. I did figure out how to use the zig-zag attachment, but it kept feeding the spandex through on a diagonal and stretching it out. So I promptly gave up and just straight-stitched everything with a ball-point needle. 
I posted this on FB with "I have created the greatest swimsuit in the history of the world. It is known."
Hey, look! The inside of something I made looks nice for once! Let's pause and cherish this fleeting moment. I switched to a stronger needle and reinforced all the seams and topstitched every edge. It looks fairly professional, except for the rear end. Oh yeah, besides the fact that no one else has a swimsuit this awesome. 
 Here's a close-up of my 25 cent buckle:
All hail Ra!

And now, for some pictures of me in a swimsuit for the interwebs...

It's pretty awesome and shiny. The tops fits really well and hooks in the neck and back, so that allowed me to get a good fit. 
 Attaching the sun disk let me shorten the body length to fit me as well.
 The bottoms are less than flattering. The casings with elastic are just not right and they pinch my butt. The front leg openings have no stretch are are low, so they pinch too sometimes. I have enough fabric to make a new bottom, so I am really thinking about it.

Anyways, I have a rockin new swimsuit and I learned how to use my zig-zagger. Win-win-win!

Thoughts?





20 comments:

  1. That's even more fantastic than I had pictured in my head! You are definitely not wrong about what you posted on facebook! :D

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  2. That is epic! And you look great in it. Love the big sunglasses :)

    I've had that problem with the front being too low, with underwear. From your pics it looks like the front crotch could be lengthened and the back crotch shortened. Then the rear might fit well. Looks great as is, of course.

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    1. Thanks, that is good advice. That is something to consider for future projects!

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  3. That is a seriously awesome swim suit!

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    1. No one at Montrose beach will look like me! lol

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  4. That is the coolest swimsuit ever!

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  5. I love this swimsuit. The fabric choice is great. It looks a lot more interesting and eye catching than just the plain red one in the illustration. Very Charlie's Angels!

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  6. I completely agree with you - this is definitely the most awesome swimsuit ever! Gold snakeskin is totally the way forward for swimwear!

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  7. I'm not into snakeskin (or any skin) but that shiny snakeskin swimsuit is AMAZING! I love the buckle - one of a kind! I agree with someone above - very Charlie's Angels - and that's a good thing!!

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  8. Well done, that looks awesome!

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  9. Totally epic and fantastic!!! Very Charlie's Angels in the best way possible :)

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