I've signed up for a swim wear class in November with the CAE.
I'm really looking forward to it, as we are renting a beach house with my sister and brother in law over New Years, I plan to swim as much as possible, hence the need for new swimmer.
I've always wanted to make some bathers as I find the fit on my lower half so hard, last time we had a beach holiday, I planned on spending big bucks on good quality swimmers, I tried 4 different shops, all different types of bathers but nothing made me feel comfortable, which to me is more important than looking good.
As I want to use my class time wisely, I'm thinking about making a one piece, as the fitting might be easier? I'm very drawn to the Mrs Depew pattern (last image), as I think the grading won't be so much of an issue on my pear shaped figure. The one thing I'm wary about is I haven't seen any made up, there are thousands of sewing blogs out there and if no one has made one and blogged it, well in my experience its not good thing.
I have the first three patterns at home, but I'm willing to go another direction if I can find the right pattern.
Do you have any suggestions of good swim wear patterns with a vintage feel? Any advice or tips, would be greatly appreciated.