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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Today's Thrifty Thursday post is somewhat of a repeat. I made the Sammy Cami from Iconic patterns a couple of months ago. I was very pleased with how it turned out.
I added bra cups, along with a shelf bra.
Once I got the top finished, I realized that it would make a great top for a tankini bathing suit.
So I took out the Rosy Lady Shorts pattern from Cloth Habit that I made here,
and made a bottom for my top.
Since I only had smaller scraps, I had to cut the pattern apart, 
but all in all, I think it makes the bottoms a little more interesting. 
I lined the inside of the shorts with swimsuit lining and I also lined the crotch.
The elastic is not traditional swimsuit elastic, but I think that as long as I rinse the suit out after wearing it, the elastic should hold up for as long as I would like for it to. 
Actually, I'm so happy with the fit that I plan to make a couple more. Who knows, you just might get me to snap a picture of me in the suit. Might!!!! :)
As you can see, the patterns are very versatile and can be used for so much more than just a basic cami and a basic pair of knickers. 



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14 comments:

  1. Love it! Those colors are so you.

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    1. Thanks Bunny. I do love bright, clear colors :)

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  2. I INSIST you have hubby snap a pic with you inside it! It is very pretty. Love the way the shorts turned out. You are so talented!

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    1. We'll see about the pic ;) I too was very happy with the pant. So often when I've bought a suit, the bottoms aren't cut exactly like I would like, or they just don't fit well.

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  3. What a terrific swim suit. You are so innovative.

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    1. Thanks Martha. The nice thing about it is that the top is a perfect length for me. It's really comfortable and modest enough that I feel comfortable walking around the pool or the beach.

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  4. Love it, the colors are so fun! The elastic, is it fold-over elastic? In the close up picture it appears to have an animal print, too cute. I think we really need a modeled shot!

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    1. Hi Andrea. The elastic is fold over elastic from Joann's believe it or not. You can find it in the elastic section on the notions wall. They have a number of fun prints. Just be aware that the patterned elastics come in rather small yardages. I bought 3 pkgs. for my bottoms as I didn't want to piece it. So take coupons!!

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  5. This is a great bathing suit. I normally pass on simple cami and tanks, but you have given me a bright idea now. Thanks for the suggestion. Also, great idea on adding the shelf bra.

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    1. I'm so happy :) Bright ideas are always good!

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  6. Love the fabric and so impressed by your ingenuity for that shelf bra. And late but still heartfelt thanks for the sewing news. I am at my weekend sewing retreat and am showing off your sweet largesse.

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    1. A sewing retreat sounds like heaven! Have a wonderful time. And I am so happy that you are enjoying the magazine :)
      A little note, you taught me a new word!! I had to look up largesse. Learning something new makes it not only a good day, but an enriching one as well. Thanks :)

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