Do I have the perfectly fitting swimming suit, though? No. Do I have the budget it would take to find this elusive suit? No.
My three desires in a swimming suit are butt coverage, a low back and nothing in the front to be nervous about. I have never been completely at ease in a swimming suit. I suppose women rarely are, but I feel like the potential exists for me to feel more comfortable in one... and not as the result of the Jillian Michaels workout video that just came in the mail for me today, although that will contribute positively.
I can't even remember how, but I came across this pattern from the 70's several months ago and bookmarked it for whenever I got brave enough to seriously consider making it.
Look at it! It has the potential to check every box on my list!
Stretch and Sew 1313 is now in my possession and I ordered some fabric today to make a couple of muslins. This fabric wasn't expensive. If the suit is awesome, I like the fabric enough to wear it, but if it needs tweaking, I won't cry about having to find another fabric to buy. It takes less than a yard, which is awesome.
Would you ever consider sewing your own swimwear? Have you already? Any patterns you love?