I know I said that my next post would be on my latest foray into trousers/ pants, but this weather has gone to my head. I am thinking swimwear. Currently in my pattern collection is this, an Ebay purchase last year:
And whilst it will provide some basics, I have always dreamed of having a retro frilly swimsuit/ bikini. I know, there is something inordinately girlie about it, who know what size it will make my hips look, but I want the swimsuit I never had as a child.
Which is why I wanted to write this quick post & flash this pattern up to you & say:
I have it !!
It is in the new McCalls range, McCalls 6569. I think there is something of the retro swimwear about it, especially when you look at some of the other pieces. It also looks like this:
And also this
As well as this
Now there is also a very practical cover up top, but I don’t go out that much in my bathing costume, truth be told! More details at the website here if you are interested.
I am excited beyond words, & when I am soaking up the sun later today shall be imagining which first, the frilly one piece or the frilly bikini? Polka dots definitely, but red or blue? Tell you what, if I had internet access in the garden I’d get the supplies sorted. Not sure when I’d get the sewing done though!
Does anyone else plan to make this? I’d love to hear your thoughts if you are/ have made it!
[Oh dear ...yet another case of ideas with no time.....is this going to be another make that gets completed once the summer has finished?!?]