My first swimsuit! AND it's still in one piece after two days at the beach. What more could a girl ask for?
I used the Bombshell pattern, which is all over the internet these days - and for good reason. It's a great pattern, very flattering and comfortable. It took a little experimenting to find the best way to sew the seams using my machine - the pattern calls for a zigzag to sew the side and back seams, but it didn't work well for me and I ended up using an overedge stitch instead.
I made View B, the only change being to cut across the top of the halter lining to allow me to slip the cups in. All of my purchased swimsuits have removable cups, and I like this because it means I don't have to buy new ones for every suit. Next time I may do a full lining layer and then add a second partial one, so that the cups sit between the two.
Fabric: Lining and fabric from Spandex House/Spandex World (I bought one at each and can't remember which was which.)
Pattern: Bombshell by Closet Case Files