I made a swimsuit!! After wearing this swimsuit countless times, I can confirm that I love this pattern. Thank you Madalynne for the Noelle bra pattern! I looked everywhere for a halter swim pattern. The style was on trend this summer and I loved it. The halter is the best way to show off your shoulders and not your boobs (an asset I always find overexposed with swimwear).
I made the smallest size and still shaved off an inch and a half from each side seam of the top. I could probably shave off a little more, as you’ll notice it’s still a little baggy in the back. I also didn’t add the bottom band to the bra top. I felt like it was too much swimsuit with a high waisted bikini. If I make a pair of low cut bottoms I will definitely add the band.
The bottoms are cheeky perfection. I lurv em. I might shave them down on the sides about a half an inch. I forgot you want more negative ease for the pool…the water tends to pull if you know what I’m saying.
The swimsuit is fully lined, which gives it some heft and adds a nice compressed feeling. I might actually try this in actual bra form, but with Madalynne’s new bra patterns coming out I don’t know. That’s always the dilemma, right? Too many patterns with too little time? Anyway, I have other stuff to show you guys at some point. I’m just glad I finally got pictures up. Get this pattern! It’s free and prints in like basically no pages.
Thanks for reading!