Bombshell in Byron

Added Aug 14, 2013


Brisbane, Australia






I made a SWIMSUIT!! A real actual, wearable swimsuit. This is definitely my proudest sewing moment to date. It’s the Bombshell Swimsuit pattern by Closet Case Files that is just so hot right now! And its the middle of winter here in Australia right now but I had to get in on the action…

So the intimidation factor was pretty high. I fully expected to sweat and slave and maybe cry a little but it was actually a really enjoyable sew. Relaxing even. I followed the Sewalong which broke the whole thing down into neat bite sized steps and just did a bit each night. There was nothing brain-straining, even the little section where you have to work out a percentage of elastic (maths eek!) came and went without dramas.

The fabric is aaaamazing and I’m a little sorry to see it all used up now. It’s a photographic print of a beach scene!

More details and pics on the blog

Material Notes

Swimwear Lycra, swim cups, swimwear elastic, Nylon lining




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Vintage

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    Aug 20, 2013, 07.03 AMby sunriseruby

    Love the print! You did a great job :-D

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    Aug 15, 2013, 08.07 PMby rita61

    Nice. Great print.

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    Aug 15, 2013, 03.15 AMby becprentis

    Smashing! :)

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    Aug 14, 2013, 10.11 PMby MandieW

    Nice fabric choice! This turned out great.

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    Aug 14, 2013, 03.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely! and wonderful fabric – you can be proud of this :)

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    Aug 14, 2013, 02.02 PMby kisses

    Nicely done with a lovely print

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    Aug 14, 2013, 10.26 AMby huff

    This is gorgeous! Beautiful work and wonderful fabric choice!

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    Aug 14, 2013, 07.55 AMby WillowWickedRad

    WOW! I have not tackled a swimsuit yet, but considering I live in them 5 months of the year it really is on my list… But like you said… The intimidation factor is high. I did try once, but they only have ball point needles in Nicaragua. So I am determined to buy stretch needles in the States and take them with me and try again. You did a fabulous job. This is a really nice suit and you look great!

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