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swimming costume

krulli5 | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Hi

I would like to make my own swimming costume with some lovely lycra I already have. I am thinking about taking my old custume apart and using it for a pattern.

Good idea or not? I am a medium at sewing.

 

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  1. user-51823 | | #1

    you may not need to take your suit apart. (and i wouldn't). patterns can be drafted from intact garments by pinning out one area at a time to a good undersurface, like a cork board, and working along in sections.
    try sewing on your fabric a little first, to make sure you get the technique down. sewing on stretch lycra can take practice

    1. krulli5 | | #2

      hi

      thanks for the advice. I will experiment with the fabric first

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