Summer is just around the corner and if your family is like mine, that means you will be spending a lot of time at the pool. And that means swimsuits. Every woman’s favorite thing to shop for, right?! Ha Ha.
Two years ago, my tankini top gave out, but I loved the black boy shorts that came with them so I searched for a new top to go with the original shorts. Then last summer those shorts gave out, so I had to find a new pair to match the top I had just bought. Ack! What a mess!
One thing I noticed while shopping is that it is nearly impossible to find a tankini top that is 1) long enough to cover my stomach and 2) has a high enough neckline to cover my chest. I figure I have quite enough skin exposed when wearing a swimsuit as it is without having such a plunging neckline.
So what’s a girl to do? Here’s my solution:
Here’s how to add cleavage coverage to your swimsuit:
1. Buy a little bit of coordinating swimsuit fabric. Or cut up an old swimsuit if you have one that would work.
2. Make a hem along one edge of the fabric. This will be the top part of the triangle that you sew in, and it will show, so make it pretty.
3. Put on your swimsuit top. Pin the fabric so that it covers everything you want it to. Make sure that it lays flat and the hem across the top is straight.
4. Remove the swimsuit top and sew the fabric on using a stretch stitch. I sewed from the front side and followed the original stitching on the suit so that you can’t even see where I sewed the fabric on. You can see from the pictures that my sewing machine did not like this fabric and the stitches are really messy on the back. I have worn this suit for two summers now and it is still holding together, so who cares?!
Now you can swim with confidence!
Okay, who am I kidding… does any woman feel confident in a swimsuit?! Ha Ha.