I have a confession. I am a swimsuit hoarder! Now, granted, we live on the lake and we have a pool, but really, 22 swimsuits?? Really???? I can't help it. I am in them almost every day and I like variety and now that I know that I can make them, I can see that number climbing!!! I really, really love this orange polka dot 2 piece suit:
I made it out of a poly/cotton blend and it is fully lined. I used this pattern for the top:
I've had this in my stash for quite some time, but for some reason thought making a swimsuit would be hard. But it was easy peasy. The bottoms were made from another vintage pattern that belongs to my niece and I returned it without photographing it first. Oh well. This suit fits perfectly and isn't too revealing. I do admit however, that I will only wear a 2 piece if NO ONE is around!
This was actually 3rd swimsuit attempt. Here is my 2nd one made from the same pattern using the bottoms on the pattern as well.
I don't like this one as well because it's a little bit too big in the hips and the elastic in the legs is too "puffy". I may take the bottoms apart and redo them, because I really like the fabric and the fit of the top.
I will show you my first suit, which is made from a 1950's pattern another day, I still need to photograph the pattern!
This weekend is full of wedding activities for me as my cousins son is getting married and I am chauffering grandparents around all weekend! My DS and DH are out of town for the weekend for a boat race (please say a little prayer for their safety!)