Added Sep 3, 2011
Since I didn’t have time to go buy fabric for this mini project, I recycled one of my old bathing suits. I wore this when I was 19. I love polk-a-dots, but this colorful polk-a-dot is a bit too young for me now that I am 27. I didn’t use a pattern for the bikini top part. I cut out two triangles 3″ each. I added the neck straps and sewed on the rectangle band that goes around her under bust.
For the pants, I used one of my baby’s bloomers as a guide. Then I sewed the elastic bands around the holes where the legs come out. I had an extra rectangle fabric piece so I decided to make a matching headband I wanted to make her a hat to cover her pale skin, but, I didn’t have enough fabric.
Unfortunately this is not the best quality item I’ve made, because I do not have the appropriate ballpoint needle. You need a ballpoint needle to sew really stretchy fabric like bathing suits fabric. So I had to improvise and use a needle for regular stretch fabrics. It worked OK, but sometimes the stitches skipped.
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bathing suit, stretch fabric, nylon, thread
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