This week’s remnant was 5/8 yard of dark blue 2-way stretch fabric, along with a leftover piece from “Dance Floor/La Divina” from a previous post. I made a swim suit from the remnant—which by the way, was intended to wear with the dress from the prior project.
I most heartily recommend Kwik Sew 3064 swim suit pattern for these reasons: 1) I couldn’t find another one piece swim suit pattern anywhere, so ordered this one online from fabric.com 2) it’s an awesome pattern, contemporary, easy, has great instructions, and 3) it’s very adjustable.
I used a designated STRETCH needle, size 75. The recommended stitches I used were a reinforced zig-zag for applying elastic, a small zig-zag with a standard machine overlock (not serger, although it is listed as an option) for seaming. Oh, and the pattern calls for a machine blind-hem stitch on the hem of the front wrap piece. I’ve found that machine blind hem process to be more than a bit tricky!
So here it is, my postaweek 2011 remnant project.