Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kicking Off Bikini Season: Simplicity 1374 Top & Closet Case Files High Waisted Bottoms


I'm actually on that beach, for reals, look I have a shadow and everything.




So I made me another bathing suit!  It's been a couple years and I've learned to not mind wearing bathing suits at real, live beaches and pools... so now I wanted to go for the two-piece, modest bikini.   I'm sure this covers up more then most one piece bathing suits.  I feel like the pin-up version of a swimsuit is a the ticket to looking super cool but covering up all most of your bits and bobs you want covered.  Last year I saw Sally of the Quirky Peach sew this combo of patterns and I knew I had to borrow her idea.  I used Simplicity 1374 and the ever awesome Closet Case Files Bombshell Bathing Suit's High Waisted Bikini.  I sewed this up for my monthly Fabric Mart Fabricista blog post.





I picked the fabric from a couple cell phone snapshots of some random swimwear fabric bolts that Fabric Mart hadn't officially photographed in their fancy studio under their fancy lights.  When it showed up at my door, I was surprised that the flowers all have this iridescent shimmer and are outlined in a metallic gold.  The material is really nice quality and has such rich tones.  But it felt kinda like I could have seen Blanche on the Golden Girls wearing a swimsuit with this print under her flowing caftan while lounging on her lanai.  I love it!  And I need a sassy caftan now, right?!!


How did I get home so fast from my beach vacation?!
If you are in the mood to read more about how I sewed my bathing suit up, you can head over to check out my blog post at Fabric Mart.  Anyone sewing up a swimsuit this year??  What patterns and fabrics do you have lined up?

11 comments:

  1. This looks awseome, Kathy! And, I almost believed you were at the beach ;). I definitely need to sew some swimwear this summer, I was working on the bombshell about a year ago but it was turning out horribly. I need to try it back on and figure out what the problem was, i suspect the fashion fabric had more stretch than the lining, because though it feels like it fits well, its super saggy looking. Hmmm. Can't wait to see more swimwear from you!

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  2. That is a great suit. The style really works in a floral. It is so bright and cheerful.

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  3. This suit looks great on you! Thats such a pleasant surprise that the fabric looked even better than you expected Your beach photo is fantastic haha

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  4. Bravo! Great fit and sooo flattering...maybe even more so than the one piece bombshell. Fab!

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  5. You need a drink with a couple of paper umbrellas in it to go with. Patty Reed used to be Daisy Kingdom, and is still making patterns! As for my plans, I found some of that swirly smoke knit you were showing off recently, and am thinking another Tiramisu. And then there's that Sewing Workshop Bristol, still looking for the perfect fabric....

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  6. This looks awesome! Super jealous your laying on that beach right now! ;) Hope your sipping on a fancy drink with an umbrella.

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  7. Hi! I just added you to my bloglovin because you are so funny & love what you're sewing!

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  8. SUPER cute! I've thought about doing the Watson bra with the Bombshell bottoms. Definitely want to give it a go after seeing this!

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  9. I've always admired your swimsuit makes, they are so well done and look fantastic on you!

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  10. Dang! You make such great stuff! I love this. The crossed straps look really cool. I can't wait to see the caftan.

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