The Monokini It Is

After reading everyone’s comments the last few days, I’ve decided to take the plunge and start on the monokini next. I went out and purchased Kwik Sew 3608 yesterday and started tracing the pattern – I can see lots of areas of potential alterations:

  • The bust – I measured myself and am really in between sizes. I went ahead and traced off the small, but think I may have to go back and use the extra small eventually. This part might not even matter anyway since I plan on eventually morphing another pattern for the bust.
  • Waistline – There are two different ‘lengthen and shorten here’ lines that are in this area. Since I’m a bit on the long-waisted side I may have to add some length here.
  • Crotch line – Here’s another area for potential alteration. I’ve found that some Kwik Sew patterns have a deep crotch depth so this may have to be shortened on me. If I would have thought about this before I traced everything, I could have just measured and adjusted first, but I was anxious to get started and the thought never even crossed my mind until well after everything was done!

For now, I’m going to be sewing this one ‘as is’ so I can see what I might want to adjust – thankfully I have some swimsuit lycra in my stash to play with! Now off to cut material and start sewing!

2 thoughts on “The Monokini It Is

  1. Kirsten D.

    Can’t wait to see it done. If you could share tips as you go along as I am looking to sew my own, and could use all the help that I can get.

  2. MichelleB

    Wow, you are so brave! I can’t even imagine sewing a swim suit. The thought of sewing on that fabric frightens me! LOL I hope that you’re going to model it for us when you’re finished 😉

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