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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 2500 (Swimsuit with skirt)

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Reviewed by:Barbara R

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Posted on:12/31/05 0:37 AM
Last Updated:1/2/06 10:38 PM
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Coastal Connie said... (9/13/09 11:18 PM) Reply
Thanks for explaining all the alterations, it helps.
lornakismet said... (6/11/06 3:16 AM) Reply
Ah, very sweet and pastel and it reminds me of Esther Williams in those extravaganzas. -LornaKismet (Lorna A.)
CSY said... (2/21/06 10:54 AM) Reply
Great looking swimsuits.
Rebecca H said... (2/12/06 1:35 PM) Reply
Wow, terrific results! I was just looking in the Lands' End catalog, and their suits are so expensive, I thought "how hard can it be to make one of these?" I love your photos, too. It really helps to see what this looks like on a real woman's body. Great job on the suits & the review!
jemgirlca said... (1/3/06 10:10 PM) Reply
Both are really nice, pretty suits! I'm impressed.
Rhoda K said... (1/3/06 7:01 PM) Reply
Great review - I plan to make my own suit this year so this definitely helps. Looks good on you.
Lori Sews said... (1/3/06 6:14 PM) Reply
Impressive. Great looking suits!
Dixielynn said... (1/3/06 2:54 PM) Reply
Great suits...the purple is my choice ...very classy and striking!
Nickle said... (1/3/06 6:51 AM) Reply
Love the purple suit too. Boy you sewed that up fast.
Vonnevo said... (1/2/06 11:29 PM) Reply
The purple swimsuit is equally beautiful. No wonder you made two. They are fabulous !
Lou05 said... (1/1/06 5:32 PM) Reply
Thank you for the thorough review and the photo. You did a great job and what beautiful fabric and fit. Seeing it made up makes me think I can try it and I'm opposite you - big bust, smaller bottom. I think it can work because I can picture it. Thanks.
rhoda bicycle said... (1/1/06 1:58 PM) Reply
Barbara: yes, this alteration makes the center back longer, which puts more fabric over the curve of the body - sort of like the full bust adjustment does. I have a large "caboose" and this alteration gives me a good fit - finally - in the tush area. When I tried to go large all over, the leg elastic was a sloppy fit, because the leg opening was too big. Of course, you have to make sure that you are only stretching the elastic on the back of the leg when you sew it - not the fabric itself.
Danvillegirl said... (1/1/06 8:46 AM) Reply
Very flattering swimsuit. You did a great job and your review was very helpful.
AnneM said... (1/1/06 8:20 AM) Reply
Nice job! I love the way you used the fabric, with the horizontal run over the bust & the vertical for most of the torso.
kremmer said... (1/1/06 2:45 AM) Reply
Looks great on you! Very impressed!
Barbara R said... (12/31/05 9:06 PM) Reply
Thanks for the comments! For lining I just used a very lightweight knit that I also got from Spandex House. Click here. rhoda bicycle - I'm not sure I understand your suggestion. You mean pivot at the side to make the CB longer? Or...? BTW, I couldn't make the purple suit today because our power was out for several hours. Maybe tomorrow!
Annika said... (12/31/05 12:03 PM) Reply
Gorgeous job - you've inspired me to try to make one.
QuickFade said... (12/31/05 11:00 AM) Reply
You did a really nice job, and the print looks very nice made up in this pattern, very nicely placed in the back to create an interesting look.
Frogstitcher said... (12/31/05 9:53 AM) Reply
Nice job. This suit is very flattering on you.
slanden99 said... (12/31/05 9:46 AM) Reply
This pattern is on my wish list now. What a great, flattering style
Motorposus said... (12/31/05 7:50 AM) Reply
I love the tie-dyed look of that fabric, and the way you chose to orient the stripes. I can't see the CB seam at all!
PhyllisC said... (12/31/05 7:42 AM) Reply
Great suit!
Nickle said... (12/31/05 7:38 AM) Reply
Pretty swimsuit- looks good on you. Looking forward to your purple one.
rhoda bicycle said... (12/31/05 4:57 AM) Reply
The suit looks great! Instead of doing the next one with size xl in the bottom at the back, try slashing the size large from the back seam to the seam allowance at the sides (on top of the leg opening) and rotating downward 1/2" to 3/4". It will give you extra fabric over the butt without making the leg opening too big. If you need a little more width, you could add it at the back seam.
Patzee said... (12/31/05 3:53 AM) Reply
Looks great! What did you use for a lining?
Vonnevo said... (12/31/05 2:38 AM) Reply
Beautiful ! The style and colours are lovely. Can you please post a pic of your purple swimsuit when finished :)
valerie sews said... (12/31/05 1:16 AM) Reply
What a pretty suit. I'll definitely have to take another look at this pattern.
jr said... (12/31/05 1:03 AM) Reply
ooh- pretty fabric! Looks like you got a good fit too.
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