Infinity swimsuit

I immediately fell in love with the infinity leotard from BOO! Designs*. It would be great for a swimsuit or a leotard for dance classes. I decided to first make a swimsuit for our eldest and I wanted to finish it before we went on our holiday to Italy. Now that the eldest is done with swimming lessons she will not use a swimsuit as often anymore. But of course during our holiday she would use it a lot. So I finished it the day before we went on holiday.
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Since her last bikini had a skirted bottom, I asked whether she wanted a skirt again or not. And of course she still wanted a skirt on her bikini. The pattern didn’t include a skirt so I just added a rectangular piece of lycra, twice the width of the waist and gathered this. Then I attached the skirt to the bottom before attaching the waist band. The skirt ends halfway the bottom of the bikini. I didn’t finish the edge of the skirt. 

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She loves her new swimsuit, the loves the back and the skirt the most. The back is indeed the eye-catcher of this swimsuit. I have a weak spot for beautiful backs in a pattern, so the back is also what I love the most.
Our girl is in between sizes and I decided to size up. For the next swimsuit I would size down (mainly for the top), it would be little bit tighter, which is what a swimsuit needs. I am also thinking of adding some swim elastic to the bottom of the top. It is included in this bikini and this swim top. Our girl loves to jump, dive and is very active in the water. Her swim top moves up slightly when she jumps in so a little bit of swim elastic would prevent that. Luckily it can easily be added afterwards.

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Fabric: lycra neon yellow and lycra neon fruit come from budgetstoffen.nl
Patterninfinity leotard from BOO! Designs
Sizing: 2-14
Options: 3 options for sleeves (sleeveless, mini sleeves and circle sleeves), leotard or cropped, 3 options for bottoms (briefs, banded briefs and high waisted briefs)
Difficulty: adventurous beginner
Sewing time: 2,5 hours

# Fabric this week: 0 in – 2 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 61 new fabric – used 87 fabric – 29 scrap piece – 5 gifted fabric) – in total 61 in 121 out
# Patterns in 2020: 6 in – 9 out
* Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links”. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission, the price for you will be the same. Thank you for supporting my fabric and pattern addiction

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