Pool Test Success!
Yes, I took my newly made swimsuit for a pool test and she came out swimmingly. (Haha! I can’t resist a pun.) I jumped into the deep end. I did front strokes. I did back strokes. I butterflied and I swam underwater. This suit swam circles in the water. I played in the pool with the little boy who lives with me. And I did a cannonball.
All tests were passed with flying colors. The straps stayed put. The swim suit stayed put. There were no wardrobe malfunctions whatsoever. And it was quite comfortable to swim in. I didn’t think about it once while swimming. You know, in that worried way. I am quite pleased. Quite!
Now that I know I actually can make swimwear, I want to make this swimsuit (the view on the right in purple, B), Kwik Sew 3779.
This suit is almost a clone of the RTW suit that just died the ignoble chlorine death. It’s ruched and has a separate bodice. I love it. The ruching calls for clear elastic with which I’ve never worked. I don’t even have any on hand. I had to run out to Yardage Town to pick some up yesterday. I must point out that I did not buy a single yard of fabric while in Yardage Town. What willpower! Or was it that my dad and Jack were waiting in the car while I ran in? You be the judge! I prefer to think it was my willpower.
I’m excited to start this swimsuit journey. It is so fun to be making garments for my new life. And things that I will use every day. I love it!