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Swim Shirt Lydia

Added Dec 9, 2008

by rasita

Brisbane, Australia




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I had altered the lydia pattern to make a sports shirt but had yet to try it out. I needed a swim shirt, after having gotten sunburnt, so I decided to try it out. It worked great.
All I did was bring in the pattern a size or two so that it would fit snugly but not be too tight, shorten the sleeves and alter the neck line so it went to a V shape. Unfortunately the neck needs to be altered (slightly bigger) and I was glad I found this out now before making a few sports shirts with it. The lydia shirt was a good pattern to use as it has a good length to it.

Material Notes

2 way stretch lycra I picked up at a real bargin ages ago (fill a bag for $5)




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    Jun 25, 2010, 12.54 AMby tonierenee

    Wow! You did a nice job! I just went to Mood yesterday and bought different lycra swim suit fabrics for $14/yard (so you got a great deal). They are all beautiful and I can’t wait to put them to use! My daughter is struggling with her father insisting she wear a swim shirt again this year since she is now 15! So I am looking for some ideas that will suite a large chest but not be trashy looking. Thanks for sharing.

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    Dec 9, 2008, 04.56 PMby auntchelle

    Great rashie!

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