Sunday, June 9, 2013
I'm Making a Swimsuit!
Heather, from Closet Case Files, just released a swimsuit pattern, the Bombshell. It's styled after a classic 1950s silhouette, which, can I say, is absolutely perfect for this pear-shaped girl.
In general I'm just super excited to have a nice, fashionable one-piece. I usually make it through the summer with the two Victoria's Secret swimsuits I have, but I think this would be something really different and lovely.
A bunch of folks, Heather included, recommended Spandex House -- which, coincidentally, I really wanted to visit when I was in NYC. The wonderful Oonaballoona even offered to take me there while everyone else visited Pacific Trimmings, but I was in total go-with-the-flow mode that day, so I passed in favor of staying with the group. Next time, I'm TOTALLY going there.
Anyway, I adore all things heart-patterned, so I went with a lovely red spandex with white hearts.
For the lining, I just got plain old nude swimsuit lining -- nothing exciting. I still need to get swimsuit elastic, but I'm hoping to pick that up at G Street or JoAnn's since Spandex House sells it only by the roll (I don't quite need 100 yards, thanks!)
This is going to be a fun challenge for me, I think. Even if it flops. But here's to blog accountability! Cross your fingers that I can "Make It Work!" ;-)