For this weeks Sew it up challenge (you can vote here!) I made an outfit inspired by the artist Ted Parker. It was the perfect excuse to get my act together and finally make the gorgeous Bombshell swimsuit pattern from Heather at Closet Case Files.
First the video I made for you guys :) The water was still super cold!
I’ve had this pattern ever since it came out last year, but when my black lining fabric wasn’t delivered in time for our trip to Bali I kinda forgot about it (also because it was winter ofcourse..)
So when I read that we had to make an artist inspired outfit, I ran to the copyshop to get my Bombshell pattern printed! I found some black and white (gingham?) swimsuit fabric, and it is actually more fabric like then your normal lycra. Which gives it a real 50’s vibe for me.
|The dreaded back seam..|
Fit wise I graded from a size 6 on top to a size 7 around my waist and hips. The first two times I put it on I actually heard a very soft ripping sound, but now I don’t hear anything and I don’t see any torn stitches, so I’m hoping I’ll be fine!
My skirt is the Chardon skirt from Deer and Doe. Which I will blog about a bit later :)
Do you have any specific summer sewing plans? I’ve been spotting Lladybirds new bikini on Instagram and immediately thought: I have some black lycra in my stash! I’ve been tempted to buy it right away as Papercut Patterns now also has pdf downloads.. But then there’s also the Nettie pattern, which I could make out of leftover fabric from this Bombshell.. Aargh the temptation!
|Shane is getting tired of modelling|
If I can be very annoying once again and please ask you to vote for me here? I’d be forever grateful!