Hi all. I’ve got another swimsuit discussion – must be the time of year!
I would like to make a halter-style swimsuit (kwik Sew 3062), but I need a lot of support for my DD+ bust. I have been looking for a source to buy bra cups that size, but haven’t been able to find any. As a result, I bought a foam bra at La Senza and I’m going to use the cups and/or underwire. The suit won’t get lots of use, so I’m hoping the bra cups work.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to insert the cups into the halter top? I’m going to overlap the pattern pieces at front so I don’t show as much cleavage. Should I sew a lining and attach the cups to that? I’m also wondering if my neck will become uncomfortable if the halter is tight. I’m looking for design suggestions to perhaps take some strain off my neck. Could I make the tie attach to the back of the suit vertically, and add a horizontal piece between my shoulder blades for support (like a capital H)?
With all these questions, maybe I should make the standard tank! LOL
Thanks for the help.