As I don't really need much at the moment to enhance my stash, I was quite restrained. One thing I couldn't turn down though, was a 1m remnant of this swim lycra.
I've not had a lot of luck this year with swimwear sewing, which I'll share later, so decided to start again with something simple and make Adele a new cosi.
The pattern I used is a vintage Kwik Sew pattern, 6573, that I picked up from the Op Shop many moons ago. It doesn't even have an envelop. Someone has torn the page from the Kwik Sew catalogue and taped it up to hold the pattern.
I made Adele a size 4 and the length is fine, but it is a little wide. After my mammoth journey last year to make nice swimmers for myself, I was quite surprised at how easy and enjoyable this was to make. I suspect Adele will have a matching rash shirt shortly.
Now the sad start to my own swimwear sewing this summer is that I ruined a delightful remnant of swim fabric that was gifted to me by Kirsty. I could cry!
I thought if I used the same pattern as my last suit I would be fine. I thought if I trialed adding piping and it worked, I would be fine. I thought I was very safely and carefully utilising this remnant, but I was wrong. I just couldn't fight the bulk that the flat piping added to the seams, even when I top stitched them down. I'm hoping I can salvage this fabric and perhaps make a colour blocked swimsuit. Hopefully!