Project #3: Bikini (with a little skirt to cover the badonk)
I have one bathing suit that's great except for one problem: the bottom is white. I kind of hate wearing white. It looks nice with my skin tone, but all I can think of is how terrified I am to stain it. Also, I'd like to have a second bathing suit in case something happens to the first one. Plus, buying a serger was basically a dare to myself to make either a swimsuit or some kind of dancewear or ice skating uniform. I'll get more use out of the bikini, so it's kind of a no brainer.
|Black stretch fabric. Trust me, the other colors|
were godawful. Boring photo, I know.
|One of the above fabrics is powermesh.|
Does this make that photo more interesting?
Challenge time! My body is extremely corset-friendly because of my crazy waist-to-hip ratio, so this should work well with my natural shape. This involves more advanced curved-seam-sewing and working with new materials such as boning, a busk, and grommets. It's an excuse to try wacky embellishments that I might not wear on a daytime outfit like the dresses. I'll be using these fabrics:
|Front and back panels - ivory cotton with little |
black cameo shapes that are just asking for
something to be sewn in the middle. Buttons?
|Side panels - coffee brown and black cotton.|
|Trim - tan and dark brown cotton with a|
weird tentacle-meets-damask pattern on it.
|Lining - awesomely rigid canvas in|
beige and dark blue stripe. I plan to
tea-stain this to better match the brown
in the fabric above.
Lastly, I got some notions that aren't really that exciting to post. I will, however, post pics of the awesome little sewing box I got, because it was 40% off and it has a hilariously goofy print all over it:
|It has dogs on it! DOGS! I like dogs.|
|Perfect for keeping the table clean when|
it's too hot to sew upstairs and I have
to move downstairs. Also, for travel.