I'm stoked to be heading off to Mexico next weekend for a much anticipated, ever so needed vacation. And also excited to have a reason to buy lycra (on sale at Fabric Outlet on Mission) and whip up a swimsuit.
I used Burda Style's Jessica pattern, rated 'novice', and could not believe how easy the whole thing was. I doubt I ever buy a swimsuit again. Plus, this fabric is super smooth and soft.
A couple edits--
I added a lining, a Nike performance knit. Just serged around the edges to hold them together then followed the pattern as directed.
And I made strings out of the fabric by cutting 1 1/2" wide swaths, sewing them together length-wise, then pushing them inside out with this handy Spiderman pencil. Chopsticks also work well.
Other than serging the lining on, I just used my regular machine and a zig zag stitch. Voila!