Every summer I make swimmers, and this year I tried something new.

A two piece!!

I know I’m not a big person, but since having kids and being too close to 40 for my liking, I haven’t been brave enough to try a bikini. This is an extremely conservative bikini, but I really like wearing it.

After seeing it in photos, I’m not so sure it looks super fab, but I’m also not sure if that’s how I would feel seeing myself in any swimwear photo :/

I drafted the top myself and the bottoms are also drafted be me, but based on my regular Kwik Sew pattern with a full bottom adjustment 😉 The fabric was from Pitt Trading, and was a complete impulse purchase, spurred by Susan. Apparently both are Zimmerman fabrics, and even though the main fabric is very green, I love it.

I also have this Zimmerman swimwear fabric in my stash that I purchased from Tessuti. I guess it will now become my 2017 summer swim suit.

  • Lynsey

    This is a fab bikini, I love the design and it looks great on you.

  • Looks great – love the contrast fabrics, and the fit is ace!

  • I’m surprised you cut out your pretty face in these photos. I think the swimsuit looks fabulous on you! You’re in great shape! I really love the vintage look of this fabric and I think it makes for one very unique and chic swimsuit. Great job!

  • Sarah Timmins

    You look gorgeous. I love green so can’t think of anything better. That gold floral is stunning too.

  • Beth_SunnyGalStudio

    it looks fantastic, what a great fit. And the top is really cute, I would buy that as a pattern 🙂

  • From someone who is closer to 50 than 40,i say wear it with pride! I really like the retro print and teemed with the geometric print it looks really lovely. I particularly love the strap detail.

  • Sew, Jean Margaret

    Fabulous! Beautiful fit, lovely mix of prints and great style.

  • Photos lie, you know it’s true. They don’t capture what the eyes see. And I’m seeing a bloody fabulous bikini on a bod I would be totally proud to have post kids! Love the mixing of the black and white geo with the dark and broody floral. It’s a gorgeous combo. The proportions are great on you!

  • julie d.

    I love his so much! And it looks great! You should share the top pattern! I love how the back ties cross over and tie!

  • Libby Ok

    7.I feel upset during hot seasons until I found this wonderful girls swimsuit cover up on a website.The color on the Swimwear is wonderful and attractive.

  • Great fabric and I love how the suit came out (I have some Pitt trading lycra, but I’m trying out my first tankini in some remnant warehouse stuff first ;o)

  • I love the combination of prints! Nice job. I started a two piece last year and gave it up for winter. Time to dig it out of the UFO pile again (after a few more yoga practices).