Or maybe I should say, "Strolling Along" since I didn't actually get fully immersed in the ocean this evening! As many of you can relate, ready-to-wear (rtw) swimsuits can be really hard to fit! The shape and size of women can be as diverse as the stripe pattern on a zebra. I won't go into the details of why I have fit issues, but I do, and it's time to make that a thing of the past, especially when you consider the cost of rtw vs. self-made. Quite a difference! When you live in a place like Maui, and if you spend time in the water, it is nice to have an affordable option for new suits.
Enter Kwik Sew 3330 and Kwik Sew 2689:
To begin, I made a muslin of the bikini bottom using the size "small" and discovered a couple of fit issues. The waist was too high, the width in the crotch was too wide, and the front did not have a slight scoop, which I think is more flattering than when suits go straight across. The back of the bikini fit great so I left that alone. To fix the front I made the following changes which you can probably see here: