Thursday, August 23, 2012

Next up: A Shiny, shocking swimsuit

I want to make a swimsuit before the summer is over and I have just the pattern: a 70s Vogue pattern for a 31 bust. If I am going to make my own swimsuit, I want it to be "memorable" and "unique." So I journeyed across Chicago yesterday to Discount Textile Outlet in Pilsen. I have been there twice, but I distinctly remember their wall of spandex in insane prints. 

So I went, I pondered and I selected this shocking, gold, faux snakeskin. 

Awwwww yeah. I bought some nude lining as well. Nude was 2.95 a yard and the print was 4.95. So cheap. I also went on a quest to their basement where there are thousands of belt buckles. I found two possible rings for the stomach. They were 25 cents each, so I can decide later...

I'm so excited! I'm also going to try to figure out my zig-zag foot. So either I have an amazing swimsuit to wear to the beach this weekend, or I'm out ten bucks and I learned how to use the zig-zagger. Win win!

9 comments:

  1. Definitely a win-win! LOVE the gold faux snakeskin - it's going to be a fantastic swimsuit and perfect for the hot weekend coming up!

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  2. Haha, loving your win-win attitude! Can't wait to see your finished swimsuit, I have a feeling it'll work out great!!!

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  4. AHA, this is going to be amazing! I love your projects, you're always so much more daring than me and come up with the best and brightest (heh) garments! :)

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  5. This is going to be such a beautiful swimsuit, I can feel it! I can't see the pattern all too well but it looks really nice from afar.

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  6. That will look amazing! Hope it's going well

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  7. That's going to look awesome.

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  8. LOVE it! I want to see the finished product on you!

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  9. Super excited for this! Go big or go home, right?

    Sara, Road to the Heart

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