When the temperature rises, I get the urge to sew something summery. Record setting temperatures today have started me planning ahead to days lounging at the pool…. so it only stands to reason that it’s swimsuit sewing time! This year, I’ve decided on McCall 6569, which is a dead-ringer for a popular Juicy Couture design. I also picked a really gorgeous copperyslatebrown material for this look – unfortunately it’s hard to capture the true color with a camera. I started cutting the pattern yesterday and almost put it back into the envelope after seeing all the pieces! While there are a number that I need to cut out for the fabric, I have quite a few left over because this pattern has several looks as well as a variation in bust sizes that I’ll never use.
After talking to Ann at Needle Nook, I decided against buying the polylaminate foam for the bra cups and decided to try some large, preformed ones that she carries in her store instead. After cutting out the pattern pieces, I’m not sure if this is going to work because even though these cups are much larger than most, I’m still not sure that they provide enough material to fill the lining. I’ll keep everyone posted as to how this plays out!
Pattern: McCall’s 6569, View C
Coppery brown swim fabric from Needle Nook Fabrics
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