I was project planning and ran across this rem I forgot I had even purchased.  I bought it shortly after finishing my first swimsuit.  I wanted a matching cover-up but soon got caught up in other projects.

Because the fabric is see through I wanted to do French seams.  I’ve only attempted them on one other project and this was truly a learning experience.  This is a great, easy beginner project until you determine you are doing French seams and then it takes twice as long.  I also don’t love how it’s finished in the armpits but like I said, it was a learning experience.

It matches great and I love the two paired together.

I made view C but lengthened it by 12 inches.  I only had enough fabric for that view and that length.  The pieces for the longer versions flare out at the bottom and wouldn’t fit on my fabric but I wanted a cover up that actually covered my backside.  This is truly a great beginners project, there’s no fitting and it’s mostly straight sewing.

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Made this swimsuit on week 39 of my one year challenge, it’s Simplicity 1374.  Here is the original blog post on that.  https://sewsanityblog.com/2018/07/01/week-39-swim-time/

Written by sewsanityblog

I'm a mom to five, a wife to one and love sewing. I learned when I was a little girl but returned to it in full force in the last couple of years. The process of creating things keeps me sane. I set a lofty goal for myself, one project a week for a year. I'm four months in and it's awesome. I'm amazed at how much I've learned and improved. Set a goal to learn something new and devote weekly time to it. You will be amazed at the results.

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