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Posted on:8/7/05 3:25 PM
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thanks for telling us that you preferred using a regular machine, and for the way you handled the missing instructions dillemma
12/11/09 2:54 PM
biochemistress said...
I like your suit modification with the straps in the back! I made this too, except with view A, and I wish I would have thought of that! I make wraps for all my suits from the same pattern you did as well! I use the serger though; take time to figure out that elastic foot, it does save time (and elastic) once you get the hang of it! Great job on both suits!
6/27/08 8:07 AM
synchro mom said...
I was looking for a pattern for my daughter but this looks like something I would make for myself.
11/28/06 5:34 PM
CSM--Carla said...
You have actually talked me into making my first swimsuit. This pattern is on my list!! Thank you for this excellent review!! Carla
9/30/06 0:02 AM
Ann Clark said...
I,also, have sloping shoulders. What if you crossed the straps from the shoulders and made the back higher?
6/2/06 10:38 PM
brrmm said...
Hi - another swimsuit maker, yay! I make all my family's togs (as we call them here) and swimshirts. Have trouble getting patterned lycra here in Australia though. Your togs look great and I love the wrap. Think I'll do a wrap next too.
11/5/05 9:30 PM
Sherril Miller said...
KarenP, I just used a swimsuit lining fabric I got from Buttons & Bolts in Tucson, AZ. I've had it in my stash for about 5 years.
8/9/05 8:26 PM
KarenP said...
Very nice! Maybe I should bite the bullet and try a swimsuit. What fabric did you use for the shelf bra and crotch lining?
8/9/05 2:28 PM
Sherril Miller said...
Potter, I didn't line the suit except for the bra and crotch. I didn't make any pattern adjustments except to shorten the front 1" at the front shoulder.
8/8/05 9:10 PM
Gigi Louis said...
What a great-looking suit, Sherril!
8/8/05 6:26 PM
SueV said...
Very nice Sherrill, with all us making swimsuits this year, maybe we should get together and have a swim party! um.... I wonder if my sister would let me "borrow" her pool and backyard! -- Just no cameras!
8/8/05 10:37 AM
potter said...
Adorable! Adorable! Adorable! I've been wanting to sew a swimsuit and but have felt so intimidated by it - you have inspired me to try it. Could you tell me, did you line your suit? It looks like you and I have similar shapes - did you have to make any adjustments in the bum? Very pretty - TFS!
8/8/05 9:16 AM
ryan's mom said...
Great swimsuit! And I love the matching wrap that goes with it.
8/8/05 8:06 AM
cmarie12 said...
Sherril, both swimsuits are great! I agree that you have wonderful legs and should show them off! Thanks so much for 2 great reviews!
8/8/05 8:00 AM
hongkongshopper said...
And so you should show off those legs! They look great. Both suits are very flattering and I especially like the fabric of this set. Thanks for modelling:)
8/8/05 5:39 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Great detail. You really have the hang of this. Both suits look good to me.
8/7/05 6:56 PM
BjP said...
Very nice, Sherril. I really like the wrap, too. Good review and a lovely job on both suits.
8/7/05 6:45 PM
touran said...
Very nice. I have the pattern also. I'm glad it came out so well (with all your extra work!).
8/7/05 6:19 PM
Linda E. said...
Great looking suit I you have been busy making swim wear. One of these days maybe I will attempt it.
8/7/05 6:14 PM
MaryLynn in Long Beach said...
Great work and inspiration, Sherril, thank you.
8/7/05 4:53 PM
Skye said...
Great looking swimwear. I use a 3 thread serger stitch when sewing swimwear. 2 needles and lower looper my machine comes witha cover for the upper looper. The tension is increased a tad in the lower lopper - the resulting stitch has a lot more stretch than the usual 4 thread. I really love the wrap skirt idea roll on our summer :)
8/7/05 4:36 PM
drsue said...
I think you are right about the serger issues. Your suit is really nice.
8/7/05 4:06 PM
Mary Stiefer said...
Both swimsuits look great and if I had legs like yours I would be showing them off too. Very nice suit.
8/7/05 3:57 PM
Jackie V said...
Your swimsuit looks great on you. I made 3 swimsuits for my grandaughter using a Kwiksew pattern. She loved them. I can't see spending big bucks on swimsuits as they take such a little bit of fabric and not much trouble to sew.
8/7/05 3:53 PM
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