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Posted on:8/21/09 1:48 AM
Last Updated:8/21/09 3:03 AM

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gtsang said...
Thanks for the idea about the foam inserts. The lack of SUPPORT (iykwim) has kept me from trying to make my own.
11/23/11 6:51 PM
JEF said...
Wonderful review! I used that elastic in lycra turning method about 2 weeks ago for a pair of swimsuits - still to be reviewed. I totally agree it was a huge PITA but the look was great. Last night I had a thought about them (I know, it's weird to lie in bed thinking about ALREADY FINISHED sewing projects). What about pinning the safety pin on that section of elastic/fabric you use pull through so the narrow end of the safety pin will be going through the lycra tube? Then, use a wire loop turner to grab the end of the safety pin and pull it back through? I didn't use the safety pin when I did mine and my loop turner sometimes cut through the bit of fabric or elastic it was attached to - so I had to start all over over (like I said, the turning was a PITA). Maybe a combo of both of our turning techniques will be the key to success!
8/22/09 9:49 AM
beth5646 said...
GREAT review. Thank you for all the tips. That is a darling swimsuit. ( I understand about the "woven fabric swimsuit"!!! I too am 53 and have made a few of those in my time also.) After reading your review I plan to purchase this pattern and make some swimsuits for my daughter also. I appreciate the time you spent putting all the details in this review. I will use your tips and fabric suggestions. Thanks.
8/22/09 6:08 AM
calminatrix said...
it's beautiful! really!
8/22/09 5:58 AM
Flying Seamstress said...
What an awewsome job you've done here ~ and thank you for such a detailed review. DD must surely love this bikini!
8/21/09 5:18 AM
jilly cooper said...
beautiful and lots of good tips too
8/21/09 2:52 AM
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