Swim Suit Remnant project

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.

the Kwik Sew pattern

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!

using the right needle saves a hassle

wrap front

contrast color back and panty

So here it is, my postaweek 2011 remnant project.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SlaveToMyNeedles
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 06:31:40

    Great post. The stash just grows and grows and your blog is very helpful in reducing it….
    Always an interesting project here.
    Thank you…….


  2. jenyjenny
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 07:36:25

    Thank you! The stash IS out of control, have to rein it in somehow!


  3. Ethel Grogan
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 13:32:00

    Beautiful suit, Jennifer. I find that if I want to make a professional looking active wear, Kwik Sew patterns are the best. Keep on busting at that stash but I hate to tell you that it grows faster than one can use it up and the only thing you can do is find more storage. ;o]


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