Glad to be back in the forum, I’ve been away for several months. I’m excited to be back into the “sew”.
My second (fun) job is as a water aerobics instructor, and after paying $60-80 per suit, enough is enough!
What’s available (with support) here in Florida for middle-age instructors is nothing but yuck! WOW! Can you believe!
I desire better colors with excellent design – support and modesty during the aerobic activity. I know I can create this if I put my mind to it…. just think of the possibilities.
I’ve looked for patterns, Kwik Sew is all I’ve found. If I design two Kwik Sew pattern together they still don’t provide all that I’m needing.
I need a soft bra as this support is sufficient with what I’m purchasing now in retail suits (Speedo and TYR). However, for best support a back strap (positioned center back where your bra fastens) is mandatory. I prefer an elastic back strap, not a hook strap. I also desire a princess line front as this adds both more support and options for more color combos.
I’ve never sewn on lycra and any advice is appreciated. I am an experienced sewer and can create my own pattern. But, I do like a commercial pattern to use as a base, especially since this is a new “stretchy” sewing experience for me.
I plan to first make a test suit as I’m sure I’ll make many, many mistakes.
Thank you all for your help.