Added Jul 23, 2009
Kansas City, Mis...
I used a serger on this swimsuit, and it was my first time using a serger and this was definately a fun and educational project. The lycra is pretty slick!!! The instructions to Alison were kind of vague, so if you make this pattern, I would suggest gathering the bust piece a total of 4 inches (toward the lower half of fabric). Also, I would sew the pieces in this order.
I also went to the thrift store and got a cheap swimsuit and harvested the hardware. I used it on the neckstrap since there didn’t seem to be enough fabric to actually tie it. There was an excess of fabric to tie the back strap, but I suppose you could use a clasp for that as well
All in all, I think it turned out pretty cute! Happy sewing!
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