Swimsuits are probably my favorite thing to sew since getting over sewing with the fabric. They go by fast and they get me excited for water play with my family. I love how we can customize all these shapes and colors to make it unique for us. So when Striped Swallow Designs said they were testing their first swimsuit, I was super excited. It is a vintage spin on a monokini. And it totally looks like something my little sister wore in the 90s.
So immediately, for me, what I loved about it was that it gave the look of a bikini with the comfort of a one piece. There is a full coverage back option, but the front will still expose your stomach. But the waist is pretty high so I think more of us ladies would be comfortable in it. I personally love the exposed back and front. If you want to toy with it being closed in the front, I would suggest a sort of front panel like the Peach Beach from Lil Luxe Collection.
Every single one of my girls love this design from ages 7-12. And my sister and nieces thought it was pretty sweet too. So it’s a great shape for all sorts of shapes, sizes and ages. I do think the coverage might be just a tad uncomfortable on the bigger booties. I like to be a little cheeky though. Blame it on my super extra Latina. She just can’t help it. Embrace the curves or forget about them.
This was made for me in a size M top graded to XXL bottom. My little one is a size 6/7
If you don’t want to miss out on this pattern, they are available individually or in a bundle. Unless you don’t have a little, I recommend the bundle 😉
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