Taylor had a friend over for a few hours this afternoon – I thought during that time I would get in a bit of sewing. Inserting an invisible zipper sounded like it would take too much concentration, so I opted to start on my second version of the Jalie 2446 swimsuit.
The first trial round, I cut the fabric with the stretch going the wrong direction. I managed to fix it the second time around except this time, the bottom was too tight. I think if I would have attempted to wear it, I would have eventually popped the seams. I realized that when I made a muslin, I used a crinkley fabric which gave everything more stretch. UGH!
So, I decided to make a third version, this time going up a size. These bottoms turned out much better:
They still feel a bit snug, but I don’t have skin bubbling out – either this is how a proper fitting suit is supposed to be, or I need to go up one more size. What do you think?