self-sewn bathing suit

Moin,

when I took up swimming again and wanted to buy myself a bathing suit I could not find anything I like. Today its normal to make sports clothes for women in black, grey, purple and pink and if you’re lucky blue…

Black and grey are really not my colors… and then I was also kind of shocked be the prices for a normal sporty bathing suit. So I took the challenge and tried to sew my own.

First of the fabric: I got some of my designs printed on the sports lycra by Spoonflower. The pattern is a try to merge my tank top-pattern with a bathing suit I own. This one is my third try and its a wearable try, but I still had enough fabric left to do another. I am working on an improved version.

I have a clear elastic named framilastic by Freudenberg in all my seams for better and longer elasticity.

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Has anyone ever tackled swimwear before? What are your experiences?

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

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