These new mermaid scale bathers uses this classic racerback pattern.
This pattern has built-in bust support using Funk Fabrics lining and I've adjusted the back curves to fit my curves. Kwik Sew 2969 has built-in support.
My littlest niece took this picture so we were giggling out heads off at the time. Gosh it was good to cool off on a scorching hot Sunday.
|front view close up|
|Close up racer back view and you can see the built-in shelf using the lining fabric.|
You can see I fully lined the front.
This work in progress view shows all the seam sewing needed before you add the elastic.
Thanks Funki Fabrics.
These rolls of elastic are quickly being whittled away with the amount of activewear sewing I've been up to for Summer. Elastic is the main notion for swimwear.
|The pink was the first version I made a long time ago so you can see this is a great pattern.|
It was nice to hide behind Mr V with this Stormset rashie after a dip in the pool.
About the fabricsFunki Fabrics are a polyester print base and they are also:
- Ulta chlorine resistant
- Pilling resistant
- Shape retention
- Two way stretch
- UV protective
Thanks again Funki Fabrics. These fabrics work really well on the swimsuit patterns.
If you're seriously considering sewing your own activewear, read Susan's activewear post that she wrote earlier this year. Her sewing industry knowledge is priceless.