The tropics – Kwik sew 2689 + Style 1558

Technically speaking I have used an unused pattern.


The fabric is from Pitt Trading when Roberta was still in Sydney and that was a few years ago… I’ve used Kwik Sew 2689 before but I did need to adjust the bottoms for my own comfort. I added a black band on top because hipsters don’t suit me.

The second top was Style 1558. Style 1558 is a pattern from the 70’s that I discovered when I was trying to put my patterns on a spreadsheet. Sorting my patterns is a winter task, when I want to get inspiration and am stuck for sewing ideas.
Style 1558 was available at a time before current swimwear fabric was available. How’s that for a textile history lesson?

Both tops and bottom are lined and I’ve used a zigzag stitch on all seams. I’ve also used butterfly clips on both tops.
The reason I’m currently making swimwear is because I’m heading north for a week to escape the cold soon.