20.12.14

Soma Swimsuit

Here are some photos of the Papercut Patterns Soma swimsuit I made - it was one of my first projects in my new house as I needed to test that my machines survived the move and I used my sewing machine, overlocker and coverstitch on these.




The fabric is from Tessuti.  The very cute ric-rac elastic was from elingeria, which has sadly closed.

After reading other reviews of the pattern, I went down a size, but I wish I hadn't as the suit is very snug and I had to remove the waistline elastic.  I added maybe 4 cm of length.  I sewed the back straps in a slightly different position as I was worried about side gaping.  I had to add darts to the upper front, near where the triangle cut out bits are.  Next time I will modify the pattern so that I don't need these darts.




13 comments:

  1. I love the floral. And yes, that is some seriously cute elastic.

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  2. A great pair of togs - love the straps.

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  3. Beautiful. I have just ordered the pattern so look forward to some tog sewing too.

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  4. Oooh this looks wonderful on you! The fabric is really gorgeous - such pretty colours. Perfect matching with that ricrac too :) definitely a sewing win!

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  5. These are so nice on you. In fact it's the nicest pair I've seen of that pattern. Good testing!

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  6. Okay, that elastic is so cool! Your suit looks great on you.

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  7. Cute suit! I love your touch of binding edges with the coverstitch!

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  8. More pretty pretty fabric! And so pretty elastic straps as well. It's a lovely swimsuit. And I presume from lack of lamenting, that your machines survived the move just fine?!

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    1. They did, thankfully! My kitchen appliances did not fare so well.

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  9. Awesome swimsuit. I've lost a lot of weight and am desperately in need of a swimsuit pattern. Is Soma a pattern? Tried the bombshell and hated it!

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    1. Hi Gail, Soma is from Patpercut Patterns. I have updated my post to include a link. Good luck with your swimsuit sewing!

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