In 2014 I dreamed of learning one of the most advanced sewing skills, swimwear. I spent hours researching materials and patterns. I learned about recovery, stretch and weight from Girl Charlee.
The more I read the more I learned if I wanted to be successful with fit issues I needed more help. I couldn’t just pick a pattern and waste time trying to figure it out.
Everywhere I read the advice people were giving was if I wanted to be successful I needed to buy the book Kwik Sew’s Swim & Action Wear and I am so happy I did! The cover looks dated although the information in the book is timeless. It comes with the patterns, sizing charts and directions for each pattern.
The directions were so simple to follow from the needles to use down to what stitches to use.
I was really excited to learn the burrito crotch roll. It makes all the seams on the inside. I lined the front only in this suit.
This my first one, I had to take up the top a little bit putting me at a medium from the waist down and in between an extra small and a small for the top. I cut the length out for a small.
Now that I get the fit and construction I went with daring white for my second swim suit. I fully lined this one. This was a really fun adventure.
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