Thursday, June 27, 2013

Swim Time!

Well, I've *almost* deserted this blog for a whole month. Time sure flies when summer is here! :)

It's been a great month so far, and I haven't been at my sewing machine as much as usual. I've done a lot of "small" projects, like altering bridesmaid and flower girl dresses for my friend's wedding this weekend, hemming the pocket-squares for the guys, sewing on a button, or a hook and eye. Nothing really big.

But since it's summer, that means I'll be swimming, and I needed a new swim top. So one afternoon, I made up the pattern, and the next afternoon I sewed most of it.

The pattern was super easy to make up, as I knew what I wanted it to look like. It's made of swim-suit material (the only tricky part, because you need to put in a bazillion pins if you don't want it to slide around like crazy),and it's two layers, so that the top layer can be loose, for modesty *out* of the pool, and the inner layer can be fitted for modest *in* the pool. It's all mostly rectangles, except the side seams. :)

Here you can see the pleat detail on the neckline - the pleats are mirrored at the waistband.

Ok... now I'm really in the mood to go swimming! :)

I'll try my best to be more consistent in posting, especially as I have a number of really fun projects to do in the next few months... such as, an Anne of Green Gables outfit, a 1920's beaded gown, and who knows what else! :)

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