Thankfully the store had both, this great olive green swimwear fabric (bottom half of my swimsuit), and a FOUR yard length of this cute printed rayon jersey (I have A LOT left over!). There is none of this fabric left, but there are some other beautiful pre-cuts available here.
My swimsuit's top half is made from a fabric from my stash, but the olive green matches the leaves and vines perfectly!
As much as I love posing in summer outfits in the middle of February in front of my hall closet, I suspect I am going to love the photos and the posing way more in the Turks and Caicos. I'll make sure to update the blog post with at least one image from the trip after we get back!
Craftsy class on constructing a swimsuit mentioned that and I was determined to remember that the most. LOL. No whoopsie moments for me this trip or this summer!
Where it looks like the seam is folding in on itself (there at the lower back), it's okay because that area of my back is enough bigger than that, so on my body it stretches and sits nice and flat.
Anyhow, the back closure is a bit of a miss. I placed the closure in backwards (the open part should face down), and I didn't finish off the loop properly, so getting it closed is a bit of a bear, but I plan to fix the loop (hand sew it flat so it's easier to slip on and off). The open part being up isn't that big of a deal, so I'll just leave it.
I like the way this suit is designed. The open back and closure is so pretty, and I really am thrilled it turned out exactly (well, nearly) like the Jalie line drawings and photos.
BTW, the Jalie blog has a whole sewalong (that is just the first of six) on the style I made, and let me tell you, it is a great read for any kind of swimsuit make, and most excellent for those of us making this exact garment!
The straps are really long on me. I needed to shorten them by an inch, and then I still have a bit of ease that may need to be corrected as the suit ages and stretches out.
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Until the next time, I hope all of you are well, and I hope you all have a love-filled and happy February!