First up is this cute little strapless bodysuit/swim suit. I've made another piece with this pattern before but don't recall having as much trouble with it as I did on this piece. It's a simple pattern really, just 3 pieces. The front is 2 pieces with the bust area being sewn in separately. I used a 4-way stretch knit with this fabulous Hello Kitty bow print. Wanna know where I got it? It was a stretchy BOOK COVER!!!! :-) There are loads of colors and patterns available all over the place right now. And the book covers run any where from 75 cents to $2. Which is a great deal for 4-way stretch knit!
This particular run of this pattern gave me loads of trouble through the top bust area, it was really big and gapp-y. So I used some ruffled elastic and hand sewed it in place stretching as I sewed to tighten up the bust area. Thankfully that worked. Actually it worked so well that I didn't even need to add shoulder straps.
Lena borrowed the black lace skirt I sewed for Zoey to show off how the bodysuit looked under clothing. We all agreed that it truly looks fabulous! I love the adorable bow print and the black lace at the top just caps it off perfectly! I also like how the top comes to little points at the shoulder area, almost like little cat ears!
Tomorrow I'll share the slinky dress I made from this same fabric!