Pattern Description: The Bombshell is modeled on a classic 1950's silhouette, a style that harkens back to the golden era of flattering, sexy and (dare I say) modest swimsuits. The pattern includes 3 variations in 8 sizes: a gathered bust maillot, a halter neck, and a high waist bottom which you can mix and match with your favourite bikini top. Ruched on all sides and along the back center seam, the Bombshell hugs your curves while providing full (but sexy) coverage. Its booty encasing seat and skirt-like front ensure your butt is covered (literally), avoiding the dreaded 4-cheek butt-bulge of higher cut suits. Fully lined, it will keep you decent in or out of the water.
Pattern Sizing:4-18, I cut a 6 at bust tapering down to and 8 at waist and hips
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? I followed with the sewalong Heather hosted. It was very helpful.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Love this style! Can't say I dislike anything about it. Construction was easy, fit is fabulous. I want to lay on the beach all day long. Check out my blog review for a few changes I will make next time.
Fabric Used: Purchased my fabric online at Spandex House
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: none needed
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Have plans for another. If you haven't made it yet make it now!
Conclusion: I can't get over the fact that I made a swimsuit. I've had my eye on a very similar suit and I'm so glad I held off on buying and made my own. Check out my blog for more pictures and to see my inspiration suit.