Kwik Sew 3153 – Swimsuit with a shelf-bra lining with elastic, opening in back with a hook closure.
It’s always a good idea to do a muslin first….
Muslin: Floral Poly Spandex from Denver Fabrics
Finished suit: Red Matte Milliskin, Poly Spandex from Spandex House The muslin turned out great! A second go-around is not needed.
Notions: 3/8″ Cotton Swimwear Elastic from Joann’s Fabrics, 1/2″ Plush Elastic from Sew Sassy Fabrics, 3/4″ Swimwear Hook from Joann’s
McCall’s 3566 – Two-piece swimsuit: I will use the tankini and boy shorts pattern…and I just realized there are separate pieces for A, B and C cups. Score!
Blue Matte Milliskin, Poly Spandex from Spandex House The fabric arrived and I hate the color….still looking for a replacement. Next time I will order a swatch first!
Notions: 3/8″ Cotton Swimwear Elastic from Joann’s Fabrics, 1/2″ Plush Elastic from Sew Sassy Fabrics
Swimsuit Sewing Resources – I will keep adding to this.
Poly/Spandex Fabric and Lining:
Girl Charlee Fabrics Flirty and fun swimwear prints! (added 6/25/13)
Fashion Fabrics Club
Sew Sassy Fabrics
Books about Swimsuit Sewing:
Singer Sewing with Knits – a little outdated (1992) but still has some good info. and is $4 on Amazon.
Other Web Resources:
Dive Into Swimsuits Podcast