A long awaited blog entry: sample review

(Clare)

I haven’t had a chance to get on here! And I have a few more blogs in store. I didn’t delve into much depth with my concept so that’s one thing you can look forward to, this blog I’ll focus on sample review.

The rope was a bit wonky around the knot area so I will have to stitch this down so there are no problems with dressing for parades.

before rope sewn down

before rope sewn down

It fit our model very nicely and I was really pleased with it. As you can see I had to change the twist/knot from my original tech drawing, but I do like this far more. The bottom twist was a real challenge and Jillian (our swimwear expert) has suggested rather than stuffing the twist, cut out the wadding in the right shape, to stop the lumpiness, and also to use more layers and denser wadding, so for my final I will to two dense layers with two high loft layers. I also expanded the pattern for the breast cups to give a more ruched effect.

Here is a more detailed picture, and better rope positioning too, though I think I’ll put the rope closer together for the two loops.

more detail

more detail

Things I had to change:

  • Lengthen the bottom twist, make the curve higher, do a better job with the binding
  • Add more tension when binding under the bust to give a better fit
  • I want to add a rope from back neck to CB of back strap
  • Put a top stitch on bottom twist panels

Here is an image of the back

Back, rope from back neck to CB strap, as opposed to from strap to swim bottoms

Back, rope from back neck to CB strap, as opposed to from strap to swim bottoms

Yes so that was really good being able to see it on someone and I felt quite confident for my final wool swimsuit =)

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One response to “A long awaited blog entry: sample review

  1. IT LOOKS SO GOOD CLARE!

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