Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Question for any who sew clothing out there

I want to make my girls swimsuits this year that are more modest than what you can find outside. I found a website that sells patterns for such suits and it includes the dimensions for each size. Well, I just measured the girls this morning and their measurements would land them in at least a few different sizes. Now this might not be a big deal if I were sewing only tops or only bottoms but their chest sizes are much more narrow than the chest size that matches their waists. What do I do? Would it work to narrow the seams around the chest on the bigger size? I haven't sewn much in the way of clothing so I'm really not sure how hard it would be to get a good fit on a swimsuit.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I made bathers years and years ago when my kids were very little but didn't have much of a problem with the pattern. It is easier to take something in than let it out and add bits, so I'm thinking go with the waist size and take in the seams around the chest. The good thing about bathers fabric is that being stretchy, it's easier to get a good fit. Good luck with it!