Well if we are being completely honest, every day of this challenge (apart from Day 1) has been a hack for me haha! I have tweaked and tweaked and come full circle and the pattern looks a little more like the original again! You’ll be pleased to know I have worked it out finally… 🙈 The main issues that arose on Day 1 came from the width of the crotch at the front being too wide and the width of the scrundies overall was a bit too wide ( I made the large and I was in between the medium and the large).
I of course tweaked too many things at once and found myself having to take a deep breath and start back at the beginning. I worked out (by trying on my first pair and my fave store bought undies) that the width at the back of the crotch was not wide enough and I hadn’t really considered that in all my tracing and snipping! So I got to this point and decided to make swimmer bottoms, but after discovering this there is to be a “final” version again next!
As you can see from my notes I added 1cm in width for a seam allowance around the leg holes when using elastic for undies or swimmers, but leave the pattern as is when adding bands.
I made these the full height of the pattern (which is equivalent to where they would end with bands), then added a 3″ waist band (which adds 1.5″ to the height).
I didn’t have any swimwear lining but I had gold spandex that I’d picked up in a remnant bin a long time ago so I used that to line them and as the crotch lining. The spandex I used is sooooo gorgeous! I have a box of awesome spandex I picked up super cheap from a dance wear supplier and I didn’t realise it at the time but I think they were in the process of clearing out to shut their business down. I got close to 50 metres and I planned on making loads of Boo pins and skater dresses for my girls, but I have not made a thing with it yet until these!
This print goes with so many of my swimmer tops so I am set now. I am not sure how the metallic fabric will fare with a lot of swimming and washing but I will look pretty schmancy on the sand for now…
So this was meant to be my final post, but in the interests of perfecting the pattern, I will come back soon with my final pair! Then I will be able to cut into my Orinoco fabric 😍
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