It's summertime so I am sewing swimsuits again! I have made another Jalie 3023 Tankini.
My first one was made last March and I still love and wear it all the time:
I got the idea into my head that I really really wanted a red polka dot swimsuit, and so this one was born:
|First Version: Blogged Here|
Ta Da! I made only tiny changes on this version. First, I raised the waistband of the bottoms by 1/2". Second, I lengthened the skirt by 1"; I think the skirt hits my hips/thighs in a better spot now. Third: I added powermesh to the front waistband. It now acts like a little tummy smoother which is awesome!
Once again I'm glad I made the little tutorial about the strap assembly and construction. I referred back to it before I started sewing and it was a good refresher which sped up my sewing considerably.
For this version, I used white for the waistband just for some fun contrast. :)
Bring on Summer!