Monday, August 20, 2012

Ottobre 03/2009-38

I really am working on my Fall wardrobe plan. The first muslin of my jacket is done, and only needs a few adjustments, so progress is being made. Still, it is summer and Myra still didn't have a swimsuit that fits well.
Ottobre to the rescue, as usual.
The pattern is from the 03/2009 issue of Ottobre, the "Seahorse" swimsuit. The fabric is more Tactel Jersey from Chez Ami. It really is lovely stuff, and I'm glad I have quite a bit of it. For this suit, I decided to try rubber elastic instead of swim elastic, and I really like it! It was very easy to sew and apply. I also think it is a bit less prone to curling out.
For Myra, I sewed a 98 in length and a 92 in width and it is a very good fit. As you can see, her mobility is excellent. The only change I made to the pattern was to square off the front so that I could sew on a strip of binding across the front and then a continuous strip of binding for the straps and around the armholes and back. Most of my RTW camis are done this way and it is much easier, I think.
I didn't make the tie straps, instead I stitched down the straps in back, angling them in a little so they wouldn't slip off her shoulders. I'm thrilled with the coverage in back. Her little booty is contained! And she's comfortable; nothing needs pulling or tugging back there.
Myra is happy with her new suit, although she did ask me where the ruffles are. Next summer. I'm just glad we have a pattern that fits!

5 comments:

  1. I really like how you used the stripe fabric for the binding/stripes. It's a cute suit!

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  2. The leg holes are not as high in this suit as the last one, and that probably helps. Myra looks like she's having a splendid time. I wish we could keep that childhood joy with simple things like a wading pool.

    Enjoy your fall wardrobe. I'm stalled, still in summer (but a chilly and rainy week), but knowing fall is just a couple of weeks away. And since I've had many things to do to help my growing-up kids, my sewing fun has fallen by the wayside. Oh, well, at least I can enjoy your beautiful creations!

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  3. Just so cute - super work on whipping this up!

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  4. Where are the ruffles? Ha, so cute. Ottobre to the rescue is right. I've made this suit many times.

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  5. That's super cute. Much more booty coverage.

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