I still have a back log of projects from my summer to record.
I have spent the last few years working on various bikini patterns, and now that they are all working for me, it is time to move onto one-piece designs.
The fabric for this swimsuit was a Christmas present. Even though I loved it, it sat in my stash for a few years, because I could not figure out how to use it so that I didn't end up with either a pineapple flowering from my fanny or flames on my breasts. Eventually, I got my light-bulb moment when it occurred to me that I don't have to centre prints down my middle. This is a concept that I have always struggled with. I remember being amazed the first time I saw someone slice the top off a passion-fruit...I always cut them in the middle and have the seeds and juice spill out. Off-centre is okay.
I like how this swimsuit looks on my, and I like the racer back, but the low V at the front did not work well for body surfing (the days I forgot my rashie). Perhaps less of the ocean would have rushed down my front if I had more negative ease?
My sewing machine did not want to attach the straps, so you can see a bit of a bird's nest there.
I did sort out a few fitting issues with this suit though. My previous one-pieces have all felt too short in the body. I lengthened this one, and narrowed the crotch, so I think I am good to go for fancier styles now.