I know summer is pretty much over but its hard to come to terms with that when you live in a desert like I do LOL. Also, I couldn’t let this year pass without making another bathing suit, this time for me, and not sharing it with you. Because I was so floral crazy earlier this year I was able to find the same print of floral that I had used for my floral circle dress but the material type was different. It kind of reminded me of scuba material so I figured that it would be great for a bathing suit. It was nice and thick so no lining was needed and had just enough stretch but also held stuff in LOL. So the bottoms were pretty easy to make. I used Butterick pattern B4526 to make the bottoms. Now the top, that was a different story. I tried using a pattern to make the top but the fabric was way too thick to do all the folds and what not. So, at a certain point I gave up trying to follow the pattern and just ended up free styling it. The top came out okay, I think it needs some kind of built in support but I haven’t yet figured out boning and wiring.
Overall I was pretty happy with the way it turned out!! What do you think? Below are pics of the finished pieces. I even tried messing around with styling the bottoms as an outfit, mixing prints and patterns inspired by Solange Knowles.
- 96% Polyester 4% Spandex fabric from Joanns Fabrics
- Butterick Pattern B4526 for the bottoms