Sunday, June 9, 2013

I'm Making a Swimsuit!

I just ordered swimsuit fabrics from Spandex House and I could not be more excited to participate in my first sewalong!

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!" ;-)


  1. Hey Aleksandra!
    I just wanted to say hi and let you know that I've started my own blog as well, inspired by you all! I was the girl from The Netherlands with the red Watson jacket at the meet up..
    Looking forward to seeing your Bombshell!

    1. That's so cool! I will definitely add you to my Reader. It was so fun to meet up in NYC. :)

  2. The fabric looks so fun! I also bought some red polka dot swim fabric, but the hearts make it even cuter! I'm sure Joann's has cotton swim elastic -- I think I'm going to chance it with some 70/30 poly/rubber elastic that I already have and hope the 30% rubber is enough to withstand a summer or two of swimming. Can't wait to see your Bombshell!

    1. It's so hard to resist a polka dot swimsuit, right? I think I read someone else in Blogland used non-swim elastic (cannot remember who it was for the life of me). It'll be fiiiiiine. ;)

      Still haven't run to JoAnn for mine yet, though -- I need to get on that ASAP!