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Hellloooo Cindy!

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Cute
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo BurdaStyle Cindy #BS-026

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What materials did you use? Lycra/swimsuit material, thread, elastic

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What are you most proud of? That I actually made and can wear it! :)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Things I would do differently if I made this swimsuit again: More length to the bodice, maybe as much a 5cm! It rides up, probably a cause of the cute and flattering ruching, but I have a long torso and generally prefer a bit more length in my tops so I normally add that into the bodice of most Burda/BurdaStyle patterns. Add in some bust support. This pattern isnt great for a C/ D-on-a-good-day bust. I think the low back doesnt help so perhaps a strap across the upper back like the Alison pattern and building in some bra cups would help it a lot. Reduce the width of the crotch in the bikini bottoms. It is wiiiiiiiiide and bunches/folds uncomfortably at each side. Add a bit more width at the back of the bikini bottoms for better bum coverage. It is a tad skimpy and I was constantly plucking them out of you-know-where Use my elasticator foot on my overlocker for a more rtw looking finish. The zig-zag is ok, it looks fine in fact, its strong, stretchy and tidy. When I decided to make this swimsuit I had already bought my overlocker but not very long before hand. It came with extra feet including an elasticator foot that feeds the elastic at a constant controlled stretch while overlocking it in place. Its very cool and I have played with it quite a bit since but at the time it was just a bit too much to take in all at once: First swimsuit, new overlocker, tensions!, elasticator foot, etc Remember not to use a straight stitch! I stitched the long seam on the halter strap with a straight stitch, I have no idea why I did that, I knew better back then too. So it doest really stretch on that edge and digs into my neck rather than stretching, its a bit uncomfortable but not a big deal.

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Hellloooo Cindy! Your bathing suit looks great.

02/02/2013 Flag