How’s that for an alliterative title? I’ve been hankering after a Closet Case Patterns Sophie swimsuit for a while, but really wanted to do the two piece version, so Sarah and I did a sewalong together.
I wore them camping last weekend, and they were perfect for wandering around in the heat and kept me fairly cool. The lycra is rather gorgeous and I obtained it from Sarah’s stash and I believe she bought it at Textile Traders. I could only find plastic bra closures and they have an alarming tendency to break, so the top was slightly modified.
The wide halter was converted to thin straps , and instead of a regular closure, the back of the bra sides were sewn into two tabs through which the straps are threaded and tied in a bow at the back. This is a really comfortable way to wear the bra.
I couldn’t get any action shots as I was using my watch to activate the timer on my iphone and I would have needed to take it off to go swimming, but you get the idea.
I really think these are the most flattering bathers and I have another pair almost completed. The bottoms fit really well and I just had to make sure that the elastic round the legs was tight enough to hold me together.
This bra doesn’t have underwires but it seems to hold up pretty well, even with the narrow straps. I’m hoping to take these on a family holiday later in the year and by then I might have a whole wardrobe of them.