So after many weeks of reading about spandex and how terrifying it was to sew with. I stocked up on some stretch needles, good thread and fearlessly cut my suit out. The Butterick
Either I have a real knack for sewing, or spandex likes me, no idea. It came together in about 8 hours, and its the most adorable suit and I feel much more myself in it then when I wear a two piece and say hell to the world. I love my body, so you judging me won’t bother me. But my extra few pounds from the school year does hinder me with my confidence, even when I know I look just fine. I’ve lost 75 pounds few years ago, and i constantly strive to eat healthy and stay motivated.
Any who, I got matte look spandex in lovely turquoise. I had to change the halter, to actual straps to help support the cleavage. I may go back in and add some extra padding to help give a tad more support. I cut a size 14, and it fits pretty well, i had to take in the bra cups, there was 4 cup sizes to choose from, I cut a C, but found it large so I had to take it in somewhat, So I suggest maybe going down a size, or like i might do build up padding support. Its also inner lined with polylaminate foam, which I had to order online from a bra making store online.
Each seam is sewn three times for extra precaution, two long straight stitches and one zig zag. Sides are gathered to make ruching. The back and leg elastics gave a little trouble lying flat when flipped over, it tended to bubble/tunnel slightly. That might just be my in experience.
It’s fully lined with the spandex, so it gives great stomach control!. And i finally tested out one of my twin needles! to hem and topstitch the bottom of the skirt part!
I have no one to really take so i had to use the handy timer.
That is all! Hope you like it!