These new mermaid scale bathers uses this classic racerback pattern.
This pattern has built-in bust support using Funk Fabrics lining and I’ve adjusted the back curves to fit my curves. Kwik Sew 2969 has built-in support.
My littlest niece took this picture so we were giggling out heads off at the time. Gosh it was good to cool off on a scorching hot Sunday.
|front view close up|
We’re headed for a scorching Summer and I think we’ve got our beach gear sorted this year. Let’s hope our tropical afternoon thunderstorms ease off a bit.
|Close up racer back view and you can see the built-in shelf using the lining fabric.|
Thanks Funki Fabrics.
|The pink was the first version I made a long time ago so you can see this is a great pattern.|
This floral version uses locally bought fabric which works fine but it reinforces the lovely softness and good support the fabric produced by Funki Fabrics.
Funki Fabrics are a polyester print base and they are also:
- Ulta chlorine resistant
- Pilling resistant
- Shape retention
- Two way stretch
- UV protective
The shape retention is the key feature I love (supportive fabric) and because our Australian Summers are so harsh, the UV protection is a bonus. Mr V burns so easily so his rashie is tops.
Thanks again Funki Fabrics. These fabrics work really well on the swimsuit patterns.
If you’re seriously considering sewing your own activewear, read Susan’s activewear post that she wrote earlier this year. Her sewing industry knowledge is priceless.