Hello Hello, I’m here to kick-start Indiesew Summer Collection blog tour. The collection has some amazing patterns. When I saw named Beverly Twisted bikini was included I had no doubt that was the pattern I was sewing for the tour, even without any plans to hit the beach. I don’t have any honeymoon plans yet and i’m 5 weeks away from my big day!
The pattern is classified as intermediate and previous experience sewing swimwear would be a bonus.
Let’s talk about my changes:
Bottom: I added 2,5 cm in hight to take from mid-rise to high waist. I wish I had added an extra 1,5 cm so the bottom would cover my belly button creating a super high waist feature. I have seen loads of those on recent catwalks. Resembling a cut-out swimsuit. That change affected where I had to position the twist (a retangular shape fabric) and mine end up being higher than the centre of the stomach. I probably made a mistake and traced the wrong size of the twist ( or i’m a lot narrow there than the pattern*) because it has excess fabric. I only noticed when most of bottom was assembled. I hoped the stretch would just level it out but it doesn’t. I tucked the extra fabric around. Not really noticeable but something I will be mindful next time. To be honest I would eliminate that feature all together. Hrh said it look horrible giving me an extra belly. On the back, I shaved the curve so it’s less covered and I loved the result. Overall I have mix feelings about those “big pants” patterns but I’m always willing to give it a go.
Top: If you have large “bbs”(sorry I am trying to avoid my pictures showing in some weird searches by avoiding certain words) this top is very very revealing. Side “bbs” alert! It’s not for the fainted heart! For comfort the top features side boning so it helps with stability but I wouldn’t be able to play sports. It is a show off, lounge around the pool bikini.
I like my bikinis to be unfussed to wear so I changed the clip closure for a all over-band style. It give more support in my opinion. Because I already made a bikini in this fabric (matching print and solid lycra) using the same would make it a fun feature to mix and match it.
Overall I think this is a good pattern and I’m not unhappy about the result. Only that I wasn’t in a lovely pool or beach taking some better photos.
The rest of the Blog Tour Schedule
- Tuesday, May 19th: Rachel | House of Pinheiro
- Thursday, May 21st: Katie | What Katie Sews
- Monday, May 25th: Anna | Noodlehead
- Tuesday, May 26th: Andrea | Knitty Bittes
- Wednesday, May 27th: Erin | Sewbon
- Thursday, May 28th: Sherri | Thread Riding Hood
* Updated: The pattern had an instruction error for that part and is has been rectified (unfortunately for me I made it before). I now own the corrected instructions.
Disclaimer: The pattern was given to me free for the participation of the blog tour. All opinions are my own.
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