My Mum is not tall, about 5 ft (152cm) and has a short torso... (not helped by her recently, diagnosed curved spine) and like me she needs some sort of self bra thingy...without padding! So the plan was for a racer back, one piece swimsuit in a small size with a shelf bra. Not the easiest pattern to find, mind...most swimsuits are for "lounging" according to my mother! No lounging for her, I tell ya!
We ended up going for Kwik Sew 2962. I was really impressed with everything about it. We chose a swimwear fabric with an Opal background and Blackberry coloured pattern from Elingeria
The back, with the shelf bra showing inside...
I waited anxiously outside the bathroom while she tried it on and lo and behold...it fits her! Only just...We were a bit over the top in our shortening it, but it is fine...it will stretch...won't it?!
Before I started Mum's swimsuit, I decided to to a bit of practicing on that type of fabric, so I made Tadhg the boys swim shorts form Ottobre 3/09. They worked out really well too..very cute on... (the fabric is dark green, it sort of looks grey)
Maeve also got new swimmers with the tiny bit of left-over fabric from my mother's swimsuit. I used the Seahorse swimsuit pattern also from Ottobre 3/09.