Hello Sew Retro-ers,
It has been waaaay too long since I last posted on Sew Retro. In fact, last time I posted it was at the old site!
I began working on this swim suit about two months ago. It is currently at a standstill, because shortly after I started the project I found out that I was expecting and started feeling rather exhausted and queasy (woo-hoo!). However I am excited to pick this back up now that I am feeling better.
The sewing pattern is Simplicity 1612, which dates back to the mid-1940′s.
I actually have everything together now. The only thing left to do is finish hand-sewing the eyelets into the side tabs of the front and back bottoms. I love hand working eyelets and buttonholes, but boy, it sure does take awhile! So far I have one tab done. That leaves 27 more eyelets to stitch.
When I began this project, I had no idea that I was pregnant. I think I might still be able to swing this, though, as the bottom front is extremely ruched and is accented by a band of elastic cased in the middle. This might work with my smallish baby bump this summer. It just might.
The suit was really easy to put together. I love the criss-crossed back straps. Oh yeah, I still need to put some buttons on the top…
You can see some more pictures at my blog.