So I came across a swimming suit pattern that looks simple enough for a size 5.

The instructions looked clean and easy so I ventured out to make my very first bathing suit.

The material was slick and I thought it was going to be hard to hold that didn’t seem to be the problem. What seem to be the problem is getting the tension on the elastic just right for a smooth finish.

I also did not care for how the edges were finished and raw.

My next attempt was a thrifted suit used as a pattern. I still had an epic fail but this time I use my surgery and a twin needle. I think my problem was I forgot to stretch the elastic around the leg holes.