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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bikini Time!



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!