Thursday, February 10, 2011
Stitchybritt makes a swimsuit
In a recent bout of heat-induced madness (it has been excruiciatingly hot in Sydney lately) I decided to have a go at sewing my own swimsuit. A few others in the crafty community were making Burdastyle's Alison swimsuit, and it does look pretty good, so I thought I would try it out.
(sewing supervisor, the Snork Maiden, on duty)
There are two reasons why I think I'm mad for trying this:
1. I have little experience sewing stretch fabrics, and
2. I never go swimming (just not a beachy person by nature)
Nevertheless I have persevered and am getting closer to an end result (which might even fit! Hooray!)
I will say, though, that the Alison pattern is troublesome to say the least. The pattern misses some important instructions and I have had to rely on some more experienced sewing peeps to help me along (many thanks Tegan, Nikki and Isabelle). If you are a beginner sewer, I probably wouldn't recommend it.
I am hoping to finish this before summer is over, so I will keep you updated!