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?

3 thoughts on “Rouched

  1. bernadette

    Ya know – I have been wondering for awhile if using a new, store-bought, good-fitting, underwired,strapless bra as a base for a swimsuit/sundress/evening gown, etc might work out okay. Otherwise, swim bra cups are sold in most sewing stores and can probably be cut and customized if they don’t fit well enough out of the package.

  2. Sewkate

    I highly recommend in Ontario. I have gone there (from PA) to take classes, and they have everything you need. You could call and ask questions if you’re not sure about something. They really know their stuff.

  3. Jennifer Lachman

    Sew Sassy Fabrics has it for $17.00 a yard which is a bit pricey but there min order is only half a yard. You can find it under the bra tab.

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