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I Don't Know Why I made This-I Don't Do The Beach

Added Sep 19, 2012

by dorisj

Evanston, United...




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Bathing Suit made from a McCall’s vintage pattern (8285) from 1966. The pattern was too big and the bust too pointy so I changed the shape to suit my frame better. I also gathered the front at the center and added some decorative buttons. I added a small pocket to the bottoms as well. I made this in the winter for Sew Weekly’s “Down Under” challenge and have only worn it once. I am so not an outdoorsy person!

Material Notes

I used lightweight stretch denim and lined it with spandex in a metallic leopard print. The buttons have anchors on them.




Garment Type

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    Sep 20, 2012, 09.02 AMby Debbie Alli

    Fantastic! I agree with Pambox – you need to go to the beach and show this off!

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      Sep 22, 2012, 06.43 PMby dorisj

      Thank you! Maybe I’ll wear it more than once next summer. I’m sure it will still fit.

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    Sep 20, 2012, 05.39 AMby pambox

    It looks fantastic – I think you need to become a beach (or pool) person, because you can’t let a great-fitting suit go to waste!

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      Sep 22, 2012, 06.45 PMby dorisj

      I live right near a beach and often see the college girls wearing their suits with t’s on to go shopping. Maybe if I;m braver next summer I’ll go shopping in it with a t over it….Probably not.

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    Sep 19, 2012, 10.21 PMby Mary Athey

    its lovely on you x

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      Sep 22, 2012, 06.45 PMby dorisj

      Thank you!

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