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Date: 5/22/12 10:39 AM

I have been talking about making my own swimsuit for awhile so my husband saw swimsuit fabric he liked and bought it for me. The fabric is white with purple flowers, but mostly white. The top will have poly laminate foam in it, but I'm worried about the bottoms being see through. Any tips? It will be lined, but is one layer enough?

Also I recently made my husband a swimsuit and the eyelets where the ties are rusted. Anyone know what eyelets would not do this?
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Date: 5/22/12 1:00 PM

I worked for a fabric company specializing in activewear fabrics. One of our customers made swimwear for synchronized swimming teams. She said she lined white suits with thin light blue lycra to prevent show through. I thought that was interesting, I assumed beige would be best.
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Date: 5/22/12 2:44 PM

I was going to suggest light blue or light lavender. And, possibly, an extra layer of skin tone in critical areas. I was thinking the beige would only look darker in some areas and not be totally modest. If you use the extra layer of skin tone, it would go next to the skin and not next to the white based outer fabric.

Blue is supposed to be the most reflective in regard to light and sun. And, think about it, folks used to use a bluing agent on their whites to make them look whiter (didn't work out so well on our dog).

Fortunately, unfortunately????.......I see a lot more than I would care to see at the Y so, yes, based on the swimsuit I just saw yesterday, I'd recommend the blue also.

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Date: 6/5/12 11:56 AM

I made a swimsuit last summer in white swimsuit fabric with magenta flowers on it. Mostly white. Lined it with beige (nude color) swimsuit lining fabric. (All bought at Joanns). Used 1-2 layers of lining, as per Butterick 4526. I made view C. It came out beautiful. No show through. It's my favorite swimsuit and I swim in it often. White fabric with flowers is very pretty.
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