I made this first pair to go on a beach holiday. I love the fabric, which I got from Tessuti, and originally wanted to make a more elaborate design that I was trying to design / muslin. But it was the day before the holiday, I was trying to get the kids to pack and help sort out the house, and there may have been shouting. I decided to cut my losses and go with this simple halter design, that I originally got from Stuart's patternschool site.
I left the fabric of the neckband raw, as halter necks tend to give me headaches, and this seems to reduce that. A bit softer on the neck. I used a picot elastic for the neck edge.
This next pair looks great, at 6 in the morning, but as the day goes on and my tummy swells up, the little diamonds do some sort of distortion thing and it doesn't look so good. I should have put a ruched panel on the front. The fabric is from my stash, but was originally marked Anna & Boy from the Fabric Store. The pattern is Jalie 3350 . I like the twisty bit and will make this again.
I made this next pair to swim laps in. The idea is to do laps once a week, but in reality, it is the first thing I drop when I get tired or busy. The fabric is from Funki fabrics. The pattern could be my own, or adapted from a Jalie, I can't remember. The kids took a photo of me wearing these at a rockpool one day, and it was less than flattering. Probably should not wear bikinis in public. There weren't many people there and usually there are only 2 or 3 people at the pool when I do my laps.
The next two pairs were for my son. The fabric is from Funkifabrics and the pattern is my man-i-fied version of Jalie 2563.
This next pair was for my daughter. It was adapted from OOP Jalie 2564 to have a higher neckline, which seems to be the current fashion. I made another pair in donut fabric for her cousin, which she wore out, so then I made a second donut pair, but I don't seem to have any photos. A daughter of a friend in the swim squad liked these city scape ones, so I made her a pair in the left over fabric.
We love the new prints from Funkifabrics and are all set to make the next round!!