The “Beach is Closed for Winter” Bathing Suit
Fabric: 4-way stretch jersey
Pattern: BurdaStyle’s “Alison“
Notions: Bra cups
Time to Complete: 18 hours
First Worn: Indoors. It is winter after all.
Wear Again? Maybe if my husband requests it ;-).
Total Price: $8
This bathing suit was NOT going outside. Not with me in it anyway. Here’s why in a nutshell:
- It’s cold. (I mean, I love y’all, but not enough for hypothermia.)
- Backyard photos would’ve given the neighbors’ teenage kid a treat from his second story window.
- Three prototypes and I still couldn’t construct a proper home for the girls. After a few minutes of wearing the suit, a case of side-boob develops.
Making (and screwing up) three bathing suits in the middle of winter put me in a HULK WILL SMASH kind of mood. Perhaps in May or June I’ll start thinking about making another one. Until then, I’ll stick with fabrics that behave less like jello.