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Reviewed by:CameoOfKarina

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Posted on:8/25/14 12:35 PM
Project Photo:Closet Case Files: Bombshell Swimsuit by CameoOfKarina

Closet Case Files: Bombshell Swimsuit by CameoOfKarina  
Pattern Photo:Closet Case Files Bombshell Swimsuit
Closet Case Files Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $12.00 Pattern Details
Fabric:Polyester Spandex blend  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Sexy (yet modest!) vintage inspired swimsuit pattern, I did view A

Pattern Sizing: Graded from 12 at the bust to 14 at the waist and hips

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy and straight forward

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the all over ruching detail and the sweetheart neckline. It is a very flattering design for all shapes. I think the only thing I would change is the way to finish the insides and avoid the serged seam still showing at the top and at the leg openings. Next time I would have sandwiched the neck tie between the lining and the main fabric instead of having it sewed as instructed

Fabric Used: Spandex swimsuit fabric and lining

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Graded from size 12 at the bust to a size 14 for waist and hips. I will need to add extra length for the body next time, probably 1/2". Added bra cups that were too firm and need to add elastic under bust for more support

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I do plan on sewing view B and view C

Conclusion: Overall its a very cute swimsuit and I have already worn it to swim in 3 times now! I can't wait to make up the different versions
Available for sale on PR: $12.00 Pattern Details
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tigergirl said... (8/30/14 8:14 AM) Reply
Fantastic - I'm soooo close to buying this pattern, I just keep seeing such great makes
CameoOfKarina said... (8/26/14 10:53 AM) Reply
Thank you for the lovely comments! :)
JTink said... (8/26/14 8:19 AM) Reply
Love it, Love it, Love it!!!! :-)
Molliefran said... (8/26/14 7:48 AM) Reply
A great suit and inspiration to one who has never considered making a swimsuit.
Speech girl said... (8/25/14 7:43 PM) Reply
Great suit!
Deepika said... (8/25/14 5:17 PM) Reply
Super cute suit! Love it. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie Dabbles said... (8/25/14 4:22 PM) Reply
I love how this looks.
NevadaGrace said... (8/25/14 2:59 PM) Reply
Go girl! You look like a million bucks. The suit is well made and fits perfectly.
PurpleTurtle said... (8/25/14 1:26 PM) Reply
This swimsuit is precious on you. Love it!
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