Thank you to all of you for your comforting, sweet comments on my last post. Everything seems like it's looking up and while things will be rocky for a while, I think we'll be in a much better place by this time next year. I am so blessed to have all of my friends and family and wonderful readers to support me and advise me. I was driving to my mom's house the other day, almost in tears and The Beatles Obladi Oblada came on the radio. I took it to heart, toughened up and realized that the fab four are correct! Life goes on....
After years of talking about it, I finally made a swimsuit. I love all of the vintage reproduction suits but my goodness, they are expensive.
I used this perfect 1950's style swim suit pattern from Mrs Depew.
I found aqua blue swim fabric from Hancock Fabrics. It came together beautifully in the time it took to watch Down With Love and Pineapple Express. I did have to make some adjustments to fit my "extra architecture" as my funny husband calls it. I sewed in bra cups, shortened the halter strap just a tad and shaped the cup to fit and support my bust. I used a metal zip down the back and added red piping and little cherry red buttons. The pattern instructions were very easy to follow. I think I will make another in green to match my 50's swim cap.
I hope to make a matching sunhat and beach bag too!