Well, I’ve been pretty busy this afternoon. First, I’ll show you the swimsuit I made for Sofia:
This is Kwik Sew 2605. I cut different sizes for the length and width so it should fit her very well. She’ll wear it to swimming lessons this week. It was just as easy as I’ve read about! This post on Dawn’s blog really inspired me to go ahead and give it a try. If Sofia likes it, I’ll make more of them. I also have a suit in mind for myself, but I have to modify a pattern to achieve what I have in mind.
Then there’s this fabric. I bought it in Miami last month. I was going to make the maxi dress in my last post, but as you can see, the print is a little weird. I don’t know if it’s supposed to be a border print or what. Anyhow, I don’t know what to make with it. I really wanted to make a maxi dress. Maybe if it’s wide enough after cutting off that brown (black?) part, I can draft something myself.
Now for the big event. I finally took on the (boring) task of sewing up the fitting shell. I took a bunch of pictures, so hopefully one of you nice folks can see something in them that can point me in the right direction.
First, a few observations. I had to rip out the waist darts, but left a bit of them at the top. This belly fat is really cramping my style. There is definitely no ease in this thing. I could barely move, and the neckline was choking me. I also don’t see any indication of sloping shoulders. Maybe this is because I’ve been improving my posture? Well, here they are.