Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Making a Swimsuit - a sidetrack of sorts

I'm going to be re-cutting a new top to my swimsuit, so my first post on construction is delayed by a day or two. Why? Cause I don't like the way this looks in back. Instead of the u-shaped straps, I'm going to go with a sraight-across tank style which means changing the front straps to halter-style.

It's too short in the back. Once I hem it, it will be higher than I'd like. I adjusted the front for length, but forgot all about the back.

Once I get bra cups installed and the elastics hemmed and finished, I do think I'm going to like it.

Oh, and maybe there was a little bit of this going on. Oops! It's not that I don't want to show my failures, Lord knows there are plenty of them. It's just that I'd rather have a clean shot of construction without all my oops included.

So stay tuned! More progress on making a swimsuit tomorrow....


  1. Thanks Heather, I am learning a lot. I think that I would need to get a bra for my suit. In the past I have worn a shelf bras, I don't think a shelf bra will be enough support for me. Do you have any suggestions for better support?

  2. LOVE the polka dots!!! I also love the front of this suit. Very flattering. Can't wait to see what you do to the back.