i've been meaning to give vintage swim-things a go. in my mind i thought it'd be cute, little prints, frilly thingmagings paired with my summer espadrilles. perfect for a cocktail at sunset. and need i mention how brilliant it is that it provides more fabric to keep everything in place??
inspired by very purple person, i downloaded the alison pattern (for free) from burdastyle and picked up a piece of stretchy fabric from my stash. its not swimsuit appropriate but i needed something to get started with!! its my first time using a pattern and ambitious as i was it HAD to be stretchy fabric and it HAD to be so darn hard to fit!!
6 intense hours later, i was done and slipped it on. but it was wrong in so many places. the chest a little too big, back a little too frumpy and the leg hole a little too conservative. so i nipped and tucked a little here and there. but i guess that's my verdict, maybe im not cut out for the classic retro bathing suits, which typically provides more coverage.
i hmm-ed and ahh-ed if i should be modelling my own swimsuit but daniel won't put it on (what a bummer!!!) and musashi... well, he's too young for swimsuit shoots still. we'll think about it when he turns eight.
so here goes...
and my modified back..
i mentioned that i might raise the leg-line a little and the husband chipped in, well... you already lowered the neckline, and removed the entire back of the bathing suit... which made me feel like a bit of a tart. so i left the legs as they were!!