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Posted on:7/31/10 5:48 AM
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fuzzygalore said... (8/4/10 5:57 AM) Reply
Fabulous suit! It's not a great style 'even for the more mature and ample, it's a 40s-50s style therefore made to flatter the more mature and ample. So a good choice.

Most likely you're experiencing all this dragging by water weight for 2 reasons 1) lining 2) a bit too much ease. Next time consider not lining (you can test the fabric on your hand in the sink) and make sure you're using negative ease, in proportion to the stretch of the fabric.

Gorgeous color, yumm..

gatorgirl4325 said... (8/2/10 4:51 PM) Reply
That is an absolutely fabulous suit and you are just as fabulous in it! Thank you for all the details.
Terri A said... (8/1/10 2:17 PM) Reply
Wow! Good for you!
1SewSweet said... (8/1/10 2:02 PM) Reply
Beautiful swimsuit on you! You definitely don't look matronly at all! Anyone, any age would love to have this swimsuit!!
paulakiss said... (8/1/10 12:14 PM) Reply
Thanks for the helpful review! You are so brave. You definitely don't look martronly sweetie! Gorgeous swimsuit! You've inspired me to make one for myself!
AuntieShel said... (8/1/10 9:40 AM) Reply
Pardon me, but there is nothing matronly or ample about your shape!! You looks fabulous!!! Oh, love the swimsuit, too!! Am in constant awe of people who make swimsuits.
susiestitcher said... (8/1/10 8:51 AM) Reply
Your swimsuit is great! You look fantastic in it. Thanks for the inspiring review.
Annette1 said... (8/1/10 1:54 AM) Reply
It's great to see a review by you :o), and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your suit. You look GREAT!
kremmer said... (8/1/10 1:27 AM) Reply
Absolutely gorgeous! Well done!
marec said... (8/1/10 1:22 AM) Reply
Lovely suit-thanks for the review as I am dipping my toe in this water.
ChristmasHills said... (8/1/10 1:09 AM) Reply
Ooh La La!
SusiM said... (8/1/10 0:24 AM) Reply
Great looking suit!! and a very nice narrative, too. Thanks for taking the time to post the review.
lynny said... (8/1/10 0:05 AM) Reply
Fantastic swimwear, and thank-you for the review.
Mazzygirl said... (7/31/10 9:55 PM) Reply
that is so lovely, you should make yourself a few of them, for a different outfit per day kinda thing while your O/S! such a lovely result, and it suits you so well.
FreyaStark said... (7/31/10 6:07 PM) Reply
Very smart!
Heidi Ho said... (7/31/10 3:09 PM) Reply
Wow! That looks great on you!
Steffie said... (7/31/10 1:40 PM) Reply
you suit looks great! Thanks for the excellent review.
RLL said... (7/31/10 1:38 PM) Reply
What a fabulous swimsuit!
Kay Y said... (7/31/10 12:35 PM) Reply
Well, NO WONDER you fit in with the beautiful people! That is a gorgeous swimsuit and it suits you extremely well.
DaisyEsq said... (7/31/10 11:37 AM) Reply
Thank you for a wonderful review. Your swimsuit looks fabulous on you.
persevering said... (7/31/10 11:06 AM) Reply
What a lovely swimsuit on you! Thank you so much for posting your helpful inspiring review.
autumnzmom said... (7/31/10 10:37 AM) Reply
You have inspired me to go ahead and make this.
Elemenopeo said... (7/31/10 10:01 AM) Reply
Very thoughtful review and great swimsuit.
margk said... (7/31/10 7:55 AM) Reply
Fabulous! Glad you took the plunge!
Vibekeinyork said... (7/31/10 6:56 AM) Reply
Beautiful swimsuit. Very pretty and feminine. I want to try one, now. Enjoy your playtime in the water!
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