So it's Australia Day here and aside from the fact that I seemed to have pulled some muscles somewhere in the vicinity of my ribs and am sewing in very short bursts. I managed to make K some togs.
I used the La Jolla Swimsuit pattern by Peek-a-Boo patterns. I made the size 8 - K is slender but tall she's is 7 1/2.
I didn't have to tweak the pattern to fit at all. I like how it has nice bottom and front coverage, it's stylish but still girlish.
Fabric is a lycra blend from Girl Charlee that I've had for awhile, I didn't read the description that well when ordering and I thought it was a cotton lycra print for tees, turns out it wasn't. So I have it in both black and white background. Swimsuit lining and the green trim are both from Spotlight. I couldn't get red lycra there, why am I not surprised.
Anyways pattern went together well, I used a combination of 3 thread overlocking for main seams. Zigzagged on the elastic, except for the straps when I used the overlocker. Topstitched with a twin needle.
Anyways year of ethical fashion and all that, so I'm off to make another pair, in something a bit brighter. Stay tuned …...