Even if summer is almost over this year, it never ever ends in Florida.
I see this project as a challenge and as a beginning, because I am definitely going to sew more swim wear from now on. This is not really the first bra i have ever sewn, but it is the first one with lining and cups.
I have found nice lycra fabric at www.fabric.com, just perfect for swim suits and summer beach dresses. I have bought the turquoise and the brown.
Nylon Lycra Swimwear Fabric Paisley Floral Turquoise
For lining I have used a smooth thin, comfortable white lycra. Why use lining? Wet the fabric that you choose for a swim suit, then stretch it and see if you can see through.
I have also used sew-in bra cups and fold elastic.
La Mia Boutique, issued in July 2005 (Italian pattern magazine).
Excellent pattern! Really well fitted bikinis, no adjustments had to be made.
Here it is!
As a next project I will make a nice strap dress, or a alter dress over the swim suit.
See you on Hollywood Beach, Florida!