Welcome back to the Swimsuit Sew-Along! This week I got my patterns and fabric.
For my one-piece suit....Kwik Sew 3153 - Swimsuit with a shelf-bra lining with elastic, opening in back with a hook closure.
It's always a good idea to do a muslin first....
Muslin: Floral Poly Spandex from Denver Fabrics
Notions: 3/8" Cotton Swimwear Elastic from Joann's Fabrics, 1/2" Plush Elastic from Sew Sassy Fabrics, 3/4" Swimwear Hook from Joann's
For my tankini suit...McCall's 3566 - Two-piece swimsuit: I will use the tankini and boy shorts pattern...and I just realized there are separate pieces for A, B and C cups. Score!
Notions: 3/8" Cotton Swimwear Elastic from Joann's Fabrics, 1/2" Plush Elastic from Sew Sassy Fabrics
Swimsuit Sewing Resources - I will keep adding to this.
Poly/Spandex Fabric and Lining:
Girl Charlee Fabrics Flirty and fun swimwear prints! (added 6/25/13)
Fashion Fabrics Club
Sew Sassy Fabrics
Books about Swimsuit Sewing:
Singer Sewing with Knits - a little outdated (1992) but still has some good info. and is $4 on Amazon.
Blog Posts about Sewing Swimsuits:
Creative Chicks on how to keep the straps from falling off
Other Web Resources:
Dive Into Swimsuits Podcast