Ipswich Swimsuit Bundle: Stripes Fabric & Notions Kit
I love the fabric and notions kit for both the stripe suit and the polka dot swimsuit. I love the fact that all notions were included and there was no need to try to find everything needed. I had looked online for the clickers for back but decided to add the notions. Good Choice!
I have made several swimsuits previously. So after preparing the Ipswich pattern, I checked measurements and decided not to shorten even though I'm only 5 feet tall. I made a test two piece version out of some swim fabric on hand. It came out well and pleased with the first foam bra insert using the notions included.
Finally on to constructing the one piece striped suit and then the polka dot one piece.
Suggestions: Read instructions carefully. I made a numbered list of what pieces were required. For the one piece lining, I traced out a new copy to match my graded pattern. Not a quick sew, but definitely worth it. My husband says my swimsuits are awesome. Hopefully I can post a pic or two on vacation.
I have been wanting such a swimsuit with exactly these stripes and the red waistband - and there comes your pattern and kit! I was so pleased! I was a little bit daunted by making a swimsuit for myself but the pattern is well made. I had to shorten the torso and change the seamlines on the front a bit and I made a shelf bra (thanks for the instructions!). I felt that the elasticated straps are very cleverly done and hold everything in place very neatly. All in all: very happy - and I am going to make a second one.