The Closet Case Files' Bombshell Swimsuit... two down, one more view to go. This is my second version from Heather's fantastical swimsuit pattern. My first version was meant to be a test run of the pattern but it turned out pretty nicely. With this go round I decided to make a few tweaks to the sizing. I wore my other swimsuit to the beach last week and noticed it was a little loose in a few areas. I went down approximately a size overall-- the bust is now a 10, the waist between a 10 and 12 and the hip about a 14. I also took about a half inch in the crotch length. I did lengthen the entire swimsuit 3" (7.62 cm) as I did with the original one. You can read my first post on this pattern here to see how I lengthened it.
The material is from The Fabric Fairy. It's a 90% nylon/10% spandex swimsuit fabric with a four-way stretch with tiny green diamonds. I lined it with a beige 100% polyester fabric with a four-way stretch, too.
Since I lengthened the pattern I wanted to see how much material I actually used. The pattern recommends using 1.5 yards (1.37 m) of fabric and 1 yard (92 cm) of lining. I used about 42" or about 1.2 yards (1.07 m). I used under 1 yard (92 cm) of lining material.
Handmade swimwear is sooo much nicer then store bought. It's impossible to find anything that fits my smaller top and fuller bottom, is long enough for someone my height and covers the parts I like to cover. Having sewing skills is a killer!