I’ll blame the very mild temperatures and the sunburn I received this weekend for making me start thinking about swimwear. I have a very strong desire to make one… right now. I rummaged through my patterns and surfed websites for new ones and keep coming back to McCall 6569 (Ottobre Woman has a nice swimsuit that is a strong second right now). I love the rouching on the sides – not only is it on trend (in fact it looks exactly like Juicy Couture’s Ruffle Skirted Swimsuit), but it should be extremely flatteringslimming because the gathering around the midriff. The drawback? Notions. This is the first swimsuit that I would have to deal with boning and polylaminate foam (for making custom bra inserts) – neither of which I’m wild about having to do.
This of course leads me to my next questions: Does anyone know when Kwik Sew or Jalie (both of which release great swimsuit patterns) release their new pattern lines? Besides eBay, are there other sites that sell polylaminate foam (or any brick and mortar stores) in smaller quantities? And is anyone interested in a swimsuit sew-along in a few weeks?