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Posted on:1/26/14 7:39 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 4523 by adidas

McCall's: 4523 by adidas  McCall's: 4523 by adidas  
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Fabric:Soy/Lycra  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Misses' set of swimsuits and cover up-swimsuits for unboned stretchable knits. Faced swimsuits have halter neckline. Swimsuit B with elastic in leg opening casings, and upper front gathered into loop, has tie drawn thru back and upper front casings. Two piece bra c has ties drawn thru front and back casings. Two-piece bra D has tie drawn thru lower casing. Bikinis have elastic in casings. Front wrap cover up has dolman sleeves, tie belt stitched to back.

Pattern Sizing:Misses size 16, Bust 38
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Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely YES!!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. The pictures were very clear too.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Love everything about this pattern.

Fabric Used:Donated Swimwear fabric

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added elastic to the center back seam. I made the tie strap two inches longer. I sewed the strap to bathingsuit on the center back.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
YES! I plan on adding a triangle opening near bust area. I don't exactly know how to do this yet, but hopefully it hits me. Maybe some of you can drop ideas on my blog
Conclusion: It;s crazy to think I made a bathing suit in January, but that's our weather. I felt ultra sexxy wearing this one-piece.
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velosewer said...
You go girl.
1/26/14 10:21 PM
WatersRat said...
Nice work!
1/26/14 11:15 PM
Quickie said...
Great success
1/26/14 11:59 PM
VivianZ said...
Nice suit. It is one thing I do want to try to sew one day.
1/27/14 7:04 AM
dresscode said...
Love the higher back on this suit! Very flattering! Great idea to add elastic to the back seam too....
1/27/14 7:54 AM
sewing for fun said...
Beautiful suit! Some of the McCalls vintage patterns are really wonderful. Hurrah for another swimwear sewer!
1/27/14 8:54 AM
sacjeanie said...
I'm excited to see a bathing suite review because I found a great pattern at my local thrift store and look forward to sewing my first suit. Love the colors.
1/27/14 9:10 AM
sacjeanie said...
Link to the blog is not working for me.
1/27/14 9:11 AM
carolynw said...
Looks great! Nice work indeed.
1/27/14 1:03 PM
SewLibra said...
Wow, I really love this suit! One like this might even get me to wear a swim suit again.
1/28/14 0:02 AM
Scheri said...
Great job on your swimsuit
1/28/14 0:55 AM
adidas said...
Thank you ladies!!! You are all so kind. Much appreciated:)
1/28/14 1:16 AM
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