Last time I posted photos of me in a swimsuit you were so incredibly sweet and supportive in the comments that I didn't hesitate a second to post these ones.
After all, I had to share this project, because it's AWESOME.
I spent last weekend at the seaside, at my boyfriend's apartment in a very small town in Liguria. I obviously brought with me my Bombshell swimsuit, but the day before leaving, I realised I also really wanted a two piece with me. I live in a country of people obsessed with tanning, so I succumbed to peer pressure and wanted to maximize the quantity of skin to put under the sun.
And just like that, I needed a flattering bikini bottom.
Now, if you're a pear-shaped lady like me and you have a big bum, you know that regular bikini bottoms will always and inevitably move around and show stuff you really don't want other people to see. You know, when you're trying to walk as graciously as you can in this tiny garment and it gets caught between your cheeks, and you just want to throw yourself in the water so nobody sees your ass? It's humiliating.
|Rogue thread sticking out... Nice!|
Since I was already familiar with the construction and I finally have a working serger, I finished my pair in about two and a half hours. Not bad at all.
I used the same black lycra as my swimsuit, I would have preferred some color but a. it was made on a whim and this was the only thing I had in the house and b. almost all my bikini tops go with it.
I'm sorry you can't see the details too well because of the black, I tried to adjust the photos but this is the best I could do.
And speaking of the genius, she gave me one copy of the pattern for one of you, and that is:
Congratulations, Hannah! The pattern will be emailed to you directly.
Now you and everybody else reading this, go make a dozens of these swimsuits! If you're intimidated by it, there's a sew-along to help you out!