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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Making a modest swimsuit

I had bought this swimsuit earlier this year and it was a little low in the front and I liked how cute it was and thought it could easily be  made more modest. I bought some stretchy swim suit fabric at the fabric store and placed it where I wanted  it to go.  Black seemed the obvious choice of fabric. I used the lines that were already sewn in the neck line and just used some matching thread and sewed it in place.

Because the fabric does not ravel, I just trimmed the fabric close to the lines that I had sewn.

After it was trimmed it looked like this.

Now the little insert is in place!

See how I used the existing lines to sew in on.

There, I feel so much more modest!

Not that I have to worry about much falling out but now I really have no worries!

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10 comments:

Jessica J. said...

i laughed SO hard about the caption on the last picture. haaaaa. that was awesome.

super cute suit. i should probably have you do that on, well, all of mine!

Ashley said...

Looks great! I popped over from 'Take a Look Tuesday' at SugarBee Crafts

Kirsty Ward said...

That looks much better! Love it.

Jess @ Colorful Ones said...

What a clever idea - I never thought of altering a swimsuit! I have yet to find one that I like since having my daughter 6 years ago... the ones that look the 'best' don't hold the 'girls' in very well though... I am going to have to look for some stretchy swimsuit fabric and try this myself!!! Thanks for the idea; p.s. I found you via the Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home! :) Nice to meet you, and God Bless!

Terrie@HearthandWhimsy said...

Great idea and it looks great too. I'm visiting from the crafty Soiree.
♥ Terrie ♥

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that's a great idea!!!

Tamsyn said...

Such a great idea! I can definitely see myself doing this to some of my swim suits too :)

creativeladyofthehouse said...

I have altered a lot of things but, never a swim suit. Thank you for expanding my horizons!

micki0624 said...

I have the same problem with one of my swimsuits and have been using a black tank top, but this makes so much more sense! Thanks!

Becolorful said...

A great look. I wish more suits were actually designed this way. Thanks for sharing.
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