Kyle and I spent last Sunday lazing around down by the beach, me knitting, him studying. It was really great, until it got so hot we wanted to go for a swim. I’d forgotten my bathers. And even if I had remembered them, I hated wearing them anyway. As in, they made me feel very unattractive, rather than I prefer to not wear anything at all…
So when I got home I ordered my fabric from Remnant Warehouse and got to work assembling my pattern.
I’ve got to say, I really hate PDF patterns. I’ll always go the printed version if it’s available. But when it’s a great style by a new company, well, you can’t turn that down just because you have to use a whole roll of sticky tape.
My fabric arrived a couple of days later, but I still assumed it would take me at least a fortnight to make up. It’s stretch fabric, I’ve never made bathers before and I don’t have an overlocker (well, I do, but I accidentally unthreaded it and can’t rethread it until my mum comes and shows me how). I was planning to spend about 3 hours on it on Wednesday night, then keep going in little spurts until it was done.
Excuse my face. I was looking into the sun and there’s water on the camera. Right over my face. Nice.
So, three hours later I’d almost finished the entire suit. Not even kidding. I spent another hour adding the straps and doing the last few steps and then much to my surprise I had a fabulous pair of bathers that actually FIT! So excited.
When I showed my boyfriend, he described it as “sexy”. Heather, you are amazing. I mean, it’s a one piece. I’ve always associated one pieces with frumpiness. No longer!
Admittedly, the insides are a bit of a trainwreck, because I had no idea how to finish them, or make them… less trainwreck-y. Problem of sewing for so long: I really didn’t care. But it’s all good. Noone see’s the insides.
Yes, that’s how I run. Yes, I ran a whole marathon looking that stupid.
And it only cost me about $40 which I am so pleased with!