Hey Hart’s readers!
My name is Rachel and I’m the sewing blogger/podcaster over at Maker Style. Today I’m going to be sharing a project I’ve been dying to make for a really long time: my very own bikini!
I had wanted to make my own bathing suit for a while, because like most people, I have a pretty complicated relationship with swimwear. I’ve always struggled to find something that was flattering on my column-y body, substantial enough that it wouldn’t fall off while jumping in the water, but still a little playful/flirty looking.
I can’t tell you WHY this is an impossible combination of things to find at the mall, but please let me assure you it is.
So for years, I’ve just settled on wearing the same one piece I’ve had kicking around in the back of my drawer and hating it a little every time I put it on.
Does this sound familiar to anyone else?
Once I learnt the basics of bra and underwear making sewing up my own swimsuit was next on the list. After all, being able to make my own suit seemed like the logical solution to this problem.
The only thing in my way?