After making a swimsuit for my 6 year old daughter, I decided that it indeed was easy enough to make one for myself. Being a person with some extra baggage (read: desserts) around my waist, I decided I need a one-piece. I’ve chosen to make a retro style swimsuit with a halter and ruched skirt. Here are some examples I’m using as inspiration:
(L-R: Kenneth Cole, top $66, bottom $54, Dillards.com, Jantzen, $98, Dillards.com, Jantzen, $120, Dillards.com, Curvallure by Jantzen, $110, Dillards.com, Mod Cloth, $89, modcloth.com)
So you see what I’m going for. I think it’s going to be easier to go the tankini route like the Kenneth Cole one. The fabric I’m using is just like the Mod Cloth suit but in navy. I also have some powernet, which I’d like to try using for tummy flattening purposes. I downloaded the Allison swimsuit from Burdastyle.com, but i can’t find the instructions, and the reviews aren’t great. So, I think I’ll go the Kwik Sew route and adapt. My deadline is June 4, when our office is having an “employee appreciation” beach party. Any suggestions?