Ta Da! I made a swim top and it was one of the harder things I’ve attempted to make. I used Simplicity Pattern 1374 and liked it over all. I scored this fabric at Goodwill. (6 yards for $6 WOOT!) I do like the roucheing on the side. It helps hide the mommy tummy. Totally worth the 2 needles I broke while doing it.
I think working with a 4 way stretch knit is just hard in general, but even harder when you’re not really motivated. Swim seasons is not my fave. I just dislike swimming in general. The pools are never clean enough for me and the water is so drying. bleh. I don’t think I would have finished this if my kids weren’t so excited about swimming.
I will say that, for me, making a swim suit is always cheaper than buying one. I have and odd body shape (which I love bc it’s mine) that makes it hard to find things I like in a price I’m willing to pay. So, I guess the anger and pain were worth it. I still dislike swimming, tho.
Are you a fan of swimming? Anyone else have issues finding a ready made suit?
PS I wouldn’t recommend this pattern for beginners.